Now under contract: Advanced Fiction Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology.

Corita Kent, “X [give a damn],” (1968), from the Circus Alphabet series. Via

Delighted to announce that I’ve signed a contract to write and compile a craft guide and textbook called Advanced Fiction Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology as part of this series for Bloomsbury Academic. The Corita Kent image here (discovered while teaching in London last year) is its presiding spirit: writing, like life, is about giving a damn, showing up, pressing on ahead even in difficulty because it matters. I can promise several intriguing features – including a form of collaboration with some of my excellent creative writing students, past and present – and can’t wait to get to the end of a first draft.