Hello, my name is Nathaniel Greene and I’ve been a journalist and literary critic for the Newsweek magazine for a very long time, probably longer than you’ve been alive. My life has consisted of reading the best books to come onto the marketplace, and I know the business inside and out and could tell you just about anything you need to know about being successful in literature, especially fiction writing. So are you a first time novelist? Let me give you some advice: get out while you still can. There’s no telling what you can do with your life besides be a writer, but being a writer will be one of the toughest jobs you could ever choose to do.