Roland asks: I’m intimidated writing the first book in a series when I don’t know where it could go later, or if I’m ready for it. What can I do?
Ian asks: How can I reread my favorites over and over without losing my love for it?
Tammy asks: My attempts at writing first person are very stream-of-consciousness, and I end up taking out a lot. Is there a better way than writing 150,000 words to get 90,000?
Robert asks: “How would you go about subverting the expected pacing of a genre and still make it work?”
One Shot by Lee Child
Trevayne: A Novel by Robert Ludlum
The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy
Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy
Coma by Robin Cook
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
24 Hours by Greg Iles
Code to Zero by Ken Follett
Leonard Bernstein: Grammar of Classical Music
Robert asks: How do I know what I should work on to improve as a writer?
Dan Dan the Art Man asks: “Is it better, as a new writer, to start a long, connected series, or write several standalones?”
Rob asks: “How do you use character identifiers (names, pronouns, descriptions) in a way that is clear to the reader, without becoming repetitious or tiresome?”
JR asks: “How do you figure out where you are as an author, and what you need to work on?”