From the Publisher
"The advice in Your First Novel rings so true that I found myself sighing through its pages, thinking If Id been told this earlier, what a lot of trouble Id have saved myself. This book offers the spark of inspiration that gets a writer both mentally and physically geared for the task. Then it delivers something equally vital: clear-headed, positive advice about the business side of writing a novel. Itll inspire you to create, challenge you to be great, and bolster you with the wisdom of two seasoned professionals." George Hagen, author of The Laments
"This book is essential reading for anyone impractical enough to try to write a first novel and anyone practical enough to do what it takes to get published. Ann RIttenberg and Laura Whitcomb offer just the right amount of encouragement and common sense. And Dennis Lehane's foreword should become to writers what the Breyer's Pledge is to ice cream." Peter Blauner, author of Slipping Into Darkness and Slow Motion Riot
About the Author
Ann Rittenberg has been in publishing for twenty-four years, six as an editor and eighteen as an agent. She's worked on the first novels of Dennis Lehane, Kathleen George, and more, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura Whitcomb is the author of the acclaimed A Certain Slant of Light. She lives in Portland, Oregon.