The key to a successful book is simple, so long as you can master a few elements. You've got to know your narrative voice and make it relatable . Choose only the most explanatory details for your characters, scenes, and storyline. Keep your dialogue sharp. And organize your scenes for impact, tension, and pacing.
Even if you're just starting, you can wildly improve your creative writing and editing skills.
As co-founder of the literary magazines Tweed's and The Coffin Factory, I've worked with award-winning authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lydia Davis, Lara Vapnyar, Noam Chomsky, T.C. Boyle, Reza Aslan, Bonnie Nadzam, Aimee Bender, David James Poissant, Kathleen Alcott, Andrés Neuman, César Aira, Edwidge Danticat, John Freeman, Charles Simic, Amy Grace Loyd, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Sergio Chejfec.
For more information, visit my webinars on Writer's Digest, or sign up for my free 10-day writing course on Reedsy Learning, 'How to Craft a Killer Short Story.'
I'd love to work with you!
Lead copy writer for multi-city marketing tours—
Kamp Kona, in partnership with Hyundai
50 Under 50K, in partnership with Bank of America
The Center for Fiction
Editor for the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship at The Center for Fiction.
A boutique editing company that helps writers bring clarity and cleanliness to their short stories.
We also run writing workshops in Brooklyn, New York.
Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art (formerly The Coffin Factory)
Acquired and edited work by award-winning and bestselling authors, including Lydia Davis, Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Simic, Edwidge Danticat, Lara Vapnyar, László Krasznahorkai, César Aira, etc.
Interviewed Noam Chomsky, John Banville, T.C. Boyle, and Amy Grace Loyd.
Featured in New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, and The Library Journal.
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