Episode 408 – La La Land: novelists make this mistake too

February 1, 2023  

Season 4

What on earth can novelists learn from a musical? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. Cinematically, this is a beautiful film, there’s oodles of subtext, and yes, the music is lovely. The story itself? Well, it’s kinda thin. And this is the problem many novelists have … we spend too much time on the polish and not enough time on the substance.I