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) Simon's website Hong Kong Writers Circle Subscribe to the podcast on I Tunes
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.
Jingle Jazz (Quantum Jazz) / CC BY-SA 3.0
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.
Drink Beer (Till The Day That I Die) (Dazie Mae) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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