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...in which Jess and KJ review the goals they set themselves in January, and how are their words of the year holding up? ...

Can you name the three most common pitfalls made by new novelists—and memoirists? Jennie Nash can, and she shares her ideas for how to fix them. This is learnable, she says. It's a skill you can and must build to write something that captures the...

A good nonfiction proposal isn’t just a pitch to publishers. It’s a roadmap for a writer and an editor, and a promise that you’re writing the book you want to write and the book they want to publish. In this episode—one of our top four—Jess is...

To do deep work, you have to practice working deeply, and set yourself up so that the shallows beckon less (and are harder to resort to). One of our top four episodes. When writing gets hard, our instinct is to flip over that phone, answer some...

...in which Jess and KJ consider your options when your piece loses its publisher, or never had one at all. Also, Jess on poor deadline choices, and KJ weighs publicists, promotions and limits. ...