Gretchen Atwood

What my living room looked like the week prior to finishing my manuscript


The behind-the-scenes view of a writer on deadline. I was surrounded by books, dishes, chip bags, coffee thermos (full), beer bottles (empty), unopened mail, and a really bright lamp.

I recommend many of the books I used to research mine, including: Outside the Lines by Charles K. Ross, L.A. City Limits by Josh Sides, and The New Thinking Man’s Guide to Pro Football by Paul Zimmerman.