Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

Episode 2 – Destination: One-Star Reviewville

The dreaded one-star review! How do you write while you’re being reviewed? This is a topic we’ve heard every writer talk about. In this episode, we do a deep dive into our reviews and the relationship authors have with them. How much do they matter? How much do you let them affect you and your writing? We’ve had evolving relationships with them from the start of our careers, and we get real about our feelings. We even read three random reviews (anonymous of course) from each other’s books like Jimmy Kimmel Live! letting celebrities read either mean tweets! We’re definitely not celebrities but it’s still all in good fun and no authors were harmed in the making of this episode. Let’s get to some real talk!

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