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Stuck Writers, Second Novels, and Empty Boats
Author of The Detour and The Spanish Bow
Between my debut and this book, an entirely different novel and a few other partial manuscripts had languished: unfinished, unloved. No wonder I've always been drawn to stories of other novelists with unpublished or simply abandoned novels.
What's So Great About a Virgin (Novelist), Anyway?
Author, 'Alice I Have Been' and 'The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom...
Despite the occasional flop of a follow-up to a mega-selling debut novel, usually an author's second novel is better. But because of the review bias toward the "debut" novel, you might not know this.
Small Wars, Second Novels
Author, "Outcast" and "Small Wars"
An author writes a first novel in liberating anonymity. Writing the second, regardless of the fate of the first, is a battle against the writers' demons Expectation and Comparison.
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