How Quentin Tarantino, Gillian Flynn and Nora Ephron helped me finish my book

My latest book Love, Or Something Like It just came out. Here’s what I knew I would need for it to succeed:

  • Authentic characters
  • Complex story arc
  • Believable dialogue

This was was my third time at writing a piece of fiction, so I wasn’t sweating it as much as I did with my first two books. Then I remembered how hard it is to actually write and finish a book, let alone make it something of which you can be truly proud. Read the rest of this entry »