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Susan DeFBook News, Reading, Recommended ReadingLeave a Comment

Some books change the world in small ways. Some books change them in big ones. This week, I’m celebrating the launch of a book I think may just do the latter—How to Train a Happy Mind: A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment by my client Scott Snibbe. In addition to being a writer, Scott is a longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism … Read More

What Makes a Novel Stand Out on Submission?

Susan DeFCreative Writing, ReadingLeave a Comment

There’s a lot of excellent advice on this blog for getting over the finish line with publishing a novel (and a lot of less excellent advice on the same subject elsewhere!). But to my mind, there’s something critical to that conversation that rarely gets discussed. I think because it’s so hard to actually talk about. A solid story, compelling characters, … Read More