Author Archives: Nancy Massand

About Nancy Massand

My debut novel, The Circle Unbroken, will be released in September 2019. I live and teach in NYC. As empty nesters my husband and I enjoy the city and the beach in equal measure, but nothing beats spending time with our eight (soon to be nine!) grandkids.

Why a Good Story Makes You Squirm

Nancy Massand What’s the story that really gets you? Strip away the subplots and heady symbolism. Chuck the adverbs, too. What’s the story that spreads the balm over your fresh wound, or your old scars? Or punches you where it … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Critics. They Might Be Right

by Nancy Massand Wow, that’s really good! You just submitted your latest draft to your critique group. Or your writing class. You bask in their praise. You are an author! Then you shop it around to every agent with a … Continue reading

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That Guy From Queens

Where do stories come from? They come from us. The first part of this post is mostly true. The second part, well, it might be. One never knows, does one? I pass him every day on my morning commute, that … Continue reading

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