Bill Cheng, author of “Southern Cross the Dog,” chats about writing first chapters and how the rhythm and themes in the first chapter continue throughout the novel.
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If you’re stuck developing a character, don the journalist hat and set up an interview – with your character.
The bestselling author of Rules of Civility reveals his writing process.
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Find inspiration in George Orwell’s “Why I Write” – and then discover your own answer.
Reading interviews with successful authors can offer hints to writing tactics.
Gilbert King went from writing about Mr. Potato Head to crafting an award-winning story about racial injustice.