3 Ways Writers Survive Slow Times

Yesterday’s news was sad: PW has learned that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has asked its editors to stop buying books. NOTE: News has filtered down that the buying freeze applies to adult imprints, not the children’s imprints. How Can Writers Survive in Slow Times In light of our sluggish economy, how can writers still pay bills […]

Surprise Yourself in the First Draft

I’m working on the first draft of a novel and I’m about 2/3 of the way through the plot, when something interesting happened. Embrace Exploration I’m at a point where the E, the main character, is house bound for a couple days and suddenly M, his friend, becomes the legs of the story, the only […]