Quirky Characters, Gorgeous Settings, and Writing Books That Are Easy to Read With Sophie Cousens

Oh my goodness. We LOVE this episode with Sophie Cousens! She and her work are SO much fun—gorgeous settings, fun meet cures, quirky characters—and the escapism you need NOW.

We talk about how she moved from YA sci-fi to (adult!) romantic comedies, losing confidence in your work at the 30,000 word mark—and how it’s often harder to write the books that are easy to read.

Plus, we discuss planting Easter eggs while pantsing, adding lots of nuance to rom coms—-and how limited time is, actually, your best friend as a writer.

Learn more about Sophie and Just Haven’t Met You Yet here: www.sophiecousens.com

Get a copy here: bookshop.org/books/just-haven-t…1654/9780593331521

Sophie Cousens writes romantic comedies. Before becoming a full time writer, she worked as a TV producer in London for more than twelve years, working on shows such as The Graham Norton Show, Russell Howard’s Good News and Big Brother.

She now lives on the island of Jersey in the UK, and balances her writing career with taking care of two small children. Sophie yearns for a time when she can add a miniature dachshund to her brood, and wishes for the ability to read books faster than she keeps buying them.