The open book: what writers don’t tell writers about writing (part 1)

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“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn’t one.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Hi. My name is Caren Gussoff Sumption. I’ve been a professional writer for more than 20 years. I’ve published 5 books. I’ve been anthologized more than 100 times. I’ve won awards and fellowships and even a medal. I…