A summary of the fiction writing wisdom of Sol Stein, the legendary editor, writer, and teacher.
I studied years ago with Sol Stein at his famous “Chapter One” writing workshop in Laguna Beach. It was a real privilege. Sol is one of the great editors and writing teachers of the 20th century, and he’s been quite successful as a novelist.
Every time I read this book, I feel like I’m sitting at the table again watching his green pen slice up the prose that I and my fellow workshop attendees thought was perfect.