Tip: Don’t let bad reviews get you down. So somebody didn’t like your work. It happens. Not everyone likes everything all the time. Keep plugging away and show them what you can do. The best revenge is writing your next book – and getting great reviews.

Thought: “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” —Allen Ginsberg

Teaser: Teaser: We’ve all read directions that come with “some assembly required” projects. Most are terrible. Find something you’ve done and write a step-by-step manual on how to do it.