How did WWE star Mick Foley capture my attention when I’d wanted him to fail? I boiled it down to three concepts that not only work for action-centered sports autobiographies but are excellent tactics for writers of any genre.
I’m glad I failed National Novel Writing Month in my first year. Call it justification or denial, but I know better. Where some winners will shamefully shove their 50K in a drawer, never to be seen again, I’ve got a functional novel that I’m taking all the way to the end, wherever that may be.