Each HACK episode has three parts: A discussion of a storytelling concept, a reading from the first draft of the novel With and Without You, and a reaction to that reading. It’s a revenge story of sorts, set in a restaurant and full of food, knives, and fire.
This this episode Mike discusses his feelings on authentic dialogue in his novel, what makes good dialogue, and why he was unhappy with the dialogue in this week’s reading.
The reading this episode contains 2 chapters. The story changes direction and moves further into the world of food and cookery where Alex and Erin team up in a crappy home cooking competition against another local chef for the right to advertise above toilets.