#100: Knowing When to Throw In the Towel

You have written 100,000 words of a lesson for yourself, which is that you cannot start by taking harmful stereotypes as givens and then write a harmless book.


#99: Developing a Supporting Cast

Just as protagonists in some ways embody the Big Idea of your story, supporting characters are often avatars of its themes.

#97: Blocked on Book Two

You may need to spend more time with your other book and find closure of some kind with it before you embark on a new project. You may need to develop some kind of parting ritual that frees you to move on.