Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 16: South China Morning Blues
Ray Hecht discusses his novel South China Morning Blues, published by our friends at Blacksmith Books. The novel concerns an ensemble of characters living their lives in the cities of the Pearl River Delta.
The Writing Masterclass is "How to Write an Ensemble Novel".
00:00 - Introducing the novel
16:30 - Extract 1: "It's a cool party..."
19:40 - The characters
29:20 - Extract 2: Archetypes
30:00 - Themes of the novel
44:20 - Extract 3: The South China Conundrum
46:40 - Interlude: Drink Beer (Till the Day That I Die) by Dazie Mae
49:00 - Masterclass: How to write an ensemble novel
69:00 - Copyright information
South China Morning Blues published by Blacksmith Books
Ray's website and blog
Half the World Global Literati Award mentioned by Simon
Scott McCloud's 'Understanding Comics' mentioned by Ray
HK Lit Fest promo (Xu Xi in conversation with SCC Overton)
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The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 16: South China Morning Blues was produced by SCC Overton.
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Exerpts were from South China Morning Blues by Ray Hecht published by Blacksmith Books.
The music was Jingle Jazz by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 licence.
The interlude music was Drink Beer (Till the Day That I Die) by Dazie Mae from the album, Velvet Dress and Stockings, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 license.
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Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.