Should You Outline Your Next Novel?

I don’t write a ton of stuff on literary craft here. (I haven’t blogged a whole lot period in the last couple of months, I know.) But the Twitter chat I had with Ann B. Gelder, who spends a lot more time blogging about craft than I do, should prove of some interest to those… Continue reading Should You Outline Your Next Novel?

Dear Jonathan Franzen,

I understand I’ve come to this a bit late, but a cold kept me under covers and (mostly) off computers earlier this week. Judging from your Guardian column, if you’d known about my illness you’d have shouted three cheers for my virus. I’ll try not to take that personally. Successful people are susceptible to their… Continue reading Dear Jonathan Franzen,