It’s a warm afternoon and nothing sits between you and the ground but two 26-inch spoke wheels. You careen across a terrain filled with dirt, rocks and roots. You hear the slap of the chain, and feel the pulse in your arms and the fresh air that sweeps across your face.
If ever given the opportunity to talk to Patrick F. McManus, he may tell you a story about his recent trip to fabulous Las Vegas that wasn’t all that fabulous, or the plot of his next comedy-mystery novel in the works. But here, McManus has offered his most useful pieces of advice for college students looking to become writers.