I was privileged to be invited to be one of more than 50 authors, editors, agents, and other publishing pros to contribute an essay to Author In Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to Get Published. It comes out November 1, but is available for pre-order now.
The essayists are regular contributors to Writer Unboxed, one of the best and most helpful writer blogs out there. I’ve been chipping in almost since its start 10 or so years ago, and now do a monthly feature, “Flog a Pro,” in which we take a look at current bestsellers for the power of their opening pages.
My contribution to Author In Progress is “Plot It, or Pants it?: How to Decide if Pantsing Is the Right Approach for Your Novel.” A companion article takes a look at the values of plotting, including a dialogue between me and that writer. Those are just two of many valuable essays that could sparks insights to your writing and process.
You can check it out on Amazon here. It’s worth a look.