No more excuses. “Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls,” bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, the book provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer. Mosley tells how to: – Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer’s needs–and how to stick to it. – Determine the narrative voice that’s right for every writer’s style. – Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story.