Human Parts
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Human Parts

Don’t Trust the Process

If you want to succeed, you must learn to engage with your process — instead of blindly trusting it

Illustration: Darrell T. Watson Jr.

AAbout nine months before I wrote my first book, I told my former high school English teacher to stop asking when I was going to write a novel.

“I’m never going to be that kind of writer,” I explained. “I’m a critic. I write…




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Nicole Peeler

Nicole Peeler

Novelist and essayist. Director of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Find out more at

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