As a journalist with long experience on national newspapers and magazines, I was arrogant enough to think that I had nothing new to learn about writing. Sally showed me otherwise. She has applied her expertise to two very different books of mine, and in both cases she has not only highlighted my shortcomings as a novelist but also shown me how to fix them. If you want an easy ride, don’t go to Sally. But if you seek a dispassionate assessment of your writing, with no punches pulled, and you want to learn and improve, she’s the one.