Tag: writing style

How a career editor treated my novel

How a career editor treated my novel

I placed my debut novel in the hands of an editor with long experience at an excellent publisher. What changes…
A novel about smoking with friends deserves weed on the cover

A novel about smoking with friends deserves weed on the cover

Bongs For Steve isn't just about the joys and perils of cannabis intoxication. But this purported memoir has a lot…
Why your novel doesn’t need an enticing first line

Why your novel doesn’t need an enticing first line

Much has been said about opening lines, and yet some very successful novels make pedestrian starts. Here are 10 lazy…
Dim lights, small city

Dim lights, small city

Bongs For Steve settings feel grungy alongside the nightspots of Bright Lights, Big City, but its narrator gets more from…

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