Writer Etiquette

August 29, 2013

What’s the one question you should never ask a writer starting a new book: how’s the writing going? “Nothing can damage a novel in embryo as quickly and effectively as trying to describe it before it’s ready,” Mark Slouka writes. Follow his advice for how to keep your writer friends.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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