Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or חנוכה, I’d like to invite you to Margie Gelbwasser‘s week-plus-a-day of festivities. Margie is the author of Inconvenient, a debut novel which will get published by Flux in 2010. She’s invited a spate of her fellow 2010 debut authors to share their writing tips, and thrown my own guest entry in the middle like the big candle in a menorah. As a sophomore, I should be hazing these frosh, but I like them all so I’ll be cool. For now, at least. Tomorrow, who knows? I’m as unpredictable as a dreidel. Yes, I really had to work to set up that last simile. Zot, you think Hanukkah similes are easy? They’re a latke of work.