“It has to always be getting worse.”

Such is Nicola Kraus’ advice on how to pace the development of a character if you’re hoping to write a bestseller. Best known for her famous book, The Nanny Diaries, Kraus has written more than 10 books with her writing partner, Emma McLaughlin, with over five million books in print around the world. The Nanny Diaries is a #1 New York Times best-seller and the longest-running hardcover best seller of 2002, and was made into a motion picture with Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Alicia Keys.

With over 15 years of experience as a bestselling author, Nicola now devotes her time to helping young writers find their voice and publish their work. She and Emma run a writing consulting business called The Finished Thought, where they work with authors to finish their books. To schedule a private consultation with Nicola, visit: www.TheFinishedThought.com.

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