The Tale of a Debut Novel

For years—centuries, really—publishing was a mystical beast. Publishers produced books and people read them, but there was hardly any interaction between the two, with booksellers acting as intermediaries. Most people did not feel the desire to write books, and if...

Dear Frustrated Author,

Dear Frustrated Author, I’m going to offer some advice that contradicts what most writing instructors say: Let yourself feel discouraged. By that, I mean, let yourself feel the emotion because it is a real worry for you. Don’t let it overwhelm you, but...