“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Roosevelt helped launch his presidency with those words. He was, of course, talking about measures the United States needed to take in order to...
In any great book, every connection functions perfectly, the margin for error is almost nil. The chain has to be perfected for your story to unfold in a satisfying way.
I write while riding the subway, waiting in lines, or after rocking my baby to sleep. In the cracks between events, my ideas simmer, and I record them while they're warm.
Writer Beware, but she's also been kind enough to let me paraphrase her advice below.