Introduction: The Unsayable Ecstasies
Don't Write What You Know
The Terror of the White Page
Out from the Dust: Creating Characters
Fuhgheddaboudit: Writing Dialogue
Who What Where When How and Why
What Matters: Language and Plot
Punctuation: It's Not Just a Throwaway Thing (Comma)
Research: Google Isn't Deep Enough
No Rust on Your Sentences Please
There are No Literary Olympics
How Old is the Young Writer?
Then Again, Don't Be Too Nice
What if I Don't Get an Agent?
Bringing (Your Own) Fresh Eyes to Your Stories
Allow the Reader's Intelligence
If You're Done, You've Only Just Begun
Blurbs (or the Art of Literary Porn)
Should I Read While I'm Writing?
The Dark Dogs of the Mind
Be Exhausted When You Finish
Letter to a Young Writer, Redux.