I didn’t always write fiction. After losing a contract for a YA novel many years ago, I decided to take a sure thing — an offer on a nonfiction proposal... Read More
Sunday night, I wrote “THE END” on the draft of my part of the verse novel MOONWALKING, the story of an unlikely interracial friendship in Brooklyn in 1982... Read More
When querying agents or submitting to publishers, writers often encounter the question, “What are the comps?” “Comps?” The word refers to... Read More
What do you do when someone comes out with a book eerily similar to your unpublished project? How to survive being “scooped.”
Reviews and an excerpt from unpublished work to illustrate different types of humor and to call for more that punches up.