Ward found out the hard way that writing memoir is a very different experience from creating fiction, and that it is something she’ll never attempt again. Memoirists and novelists alike will find something of value in Ward’s thoughts on her latest work.
From the classroom to the newsroom, good advice can last a lifetime.
“I wanted to smoke in a left Bank café,” Miller says. “I wanted to be sophisticated and daring, nothing like my nice-Jewish-girl self and her nice Jewish parents from whom I longed to escape.” What she found in Paris, however, was a deeper connection to her parents – and a sense that liberté may lie elsewhere.
The key to finding “real life” sources is to search broadly, keep lists and get out of the house.
Need a break from writing? Here are five tips for inspiring creativity, strengthening skills and refreshing stamina.
Boston Book Festival’s Rishi Reddi on craft, creativity and “Karma.”
Andre Dubus III gets primitive with a routine of dreams, poetry and pencils.
Feeling stuck with your writing? Enrolling in a workshop can put you back in action.
We asked six contemporary children’s writers what influences their work.