Steve Almond is a genius when it comes to instructing writers about writing about sex (or not writing about sex). “Remember that the sexiest thing about sex is really desire, which is just a fancy word for not getting laid.”
The best route to take to either get critical acclaim or make a living as a serious fiction writer remains the traditional route. It is only the traditional route that affords writers the promise of big advances,
As fiction writers complete their novels, if they don’t want to keep them to themselves in a drawer, trepidation soon replaces jubilation, for it is time for them to send the work into the world to find readers.
After being buried in many more than the 365 pages it has turned out to be and over 7 months later, I am mailing out the first full manuscript for review by the author with whom I worked on the development of his novel.