Uncorking a Story

Hosted ByMike Carlon

Stories influence, teach and inspire us, but what about the storytellers who create them? Uncorking a Story profiles storytellers to uncover how their background and life experiences influence the stories they create. We learn what motivates them, their path to success, and what fuels them to keep creating. It all starts by asking one simple question, where does your story begin? Welcome to uncorking a story. All of the books promoted on Uncorking a Story can be viewed and purchased here: https://bookshop.org/shop/UncorkingaStory

Twins and Trails: Peter Malone Elliott’s Journey from Screen to Page

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Join us in this intriguing episode as we dive into the creative world of Peter Malone Elliott, an award-nominated screenwriter and author of the captivating novel “Blue Ridge.” From the mysterious allure of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the complex dynamics of identical twins, Peter shares the inspiration behind his debut novel and his seamless transition from screenwriting to novel writing.

About Peter Malone Elliott

Peter Malone Elliott is an author, screenwriter, and developmental editor who has earned a Leo Award nomination for Best Screenwriting, motion picture. Born and raised in Virginia, he now lives in Brooklyn, but still holds the magic of the mountains and Southern living near and dear to his heart. He joined me on Uncorking a Story to chat about his career and about his debut novel, BLUE RIDGE.

Key Highlights:

  1. The Inspiration Behind “Blue Ridge”: Discover how long hikes in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and the idea of identical twins’ unique relationship led to the creation of his psychological thriller.
  2. Screenwriting vs. Novel Writing: Peter discusses the challenges and liberations of moving from screenwriting to novel writing, highlighting the differences in creative expression and storytelling depth.
  3. Family Influence: Growing up with a New York Times bestselling novelist mother, writing was always in Peter’s blood. He shares how this familial background shaped his path.
  4. Advice for Aspiring Authors: Peter gives practical advice on navigating the publishing world, stressing the importance of perseverance and exploring various avenues beyond traditional publishing.
  5. A Personal Touch: Reflecting on his work, Peter talks about how writing has become a therapeutic outlet for exploring themes of familial trauma and secrets.

Buy Blue Ridge

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3TwYVSv

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9781685124731

Connect with Peter

Website: https://www.pmelliott.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pmewriter/

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