Saying No Is Terrifying But It Might Help Your Career

What’s holding bestselling authors back from saying no? The same thing that’s holding us back. Money.

“I’m A Poor Person Who Has Money” –J. Franzen

“Great American novelist” Jonathan Franzen, our nation’s most public bird-lover who is also a Twitter-hater, has made himself notorious again, this time while in conversation with the Financial Times.

Oyster Pirate, Cruise Director: Match the Writer to the Wacky Day Job!

Every Job I’ve Had: Anti-Sweatshop Agitator, Tutor for the 1%, and More

For one glorious summer, I roamed my old day camp flirting with counselors from around the British empire with 7 year-old girls in tow (a delightful age, too young to distrust adults but old enough to have insights into the universe).

Colbert Takes a Hachette to Amazon

Now What? How Answering This Question Lead Us to Changing Everything

This is a new series following two Chicago writer-producers as they try to make it in Los Angeles.