Ninjas in Hindsight

We writers are like tightrope walkers. We can do beginnings and endings just fine, but when we get to the middle, things get a little wobbly. Most of us, anyway. If you’re one of those rare individuals who can churn out brilliant middle sections with grace and ease, multiple appendages tied behind your back, a disdainful smile curling your mouth, then congratulations and more power to you. Now please exit the room–you’re making the rest of us nauseous. The rest of you, stick around. Thou art my brothers and sisters in affliction, those of us who slog through our...

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