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Jenna Blum: How I Write

“It’s really not the writing that takes me a long time; it’s the ideation, and the underlying architecture that has to feel solid before I can even start cloaking it in words.”

By Hillary Casavant | Published: June 1, 2013

Karen Thompson Walker: How I Write

“Writing has become for me a type of meditation, that hour or two that I spend in the mornings every day. I wouldn’t want to give that up even if I couldn’t publish books or I had never sold my book.”

By Sarah C. Lange | Published: May 22, 2013

In the shadow of terror

In her debut novel, Vaddey Ratner looks to her personal memories about fleeing the Khmer Rouge and to creative spirit as an artist to honor the lives of the fallen.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 6, 2013

Finding Fitzgerald

The actor Scott Shepherd has performed the entire text of The Great Gatsby hundreds of times onstage. What does he know about F. Scott Fitzgerald? A lot, old sport.

By Scott Shepherd | Published: May 6, 2013

Stately, plump Bloomsday

James Joyce’s Ulysses, widely considered the greatest novel of the 20th century, follows Dubliner Leopold Bloom on a single day, June 16, 1904 – known to the literary world as Bloomsday. Three writer-educators talk about lessons from the masterpiece.

Published: May 1, 2013

Russell Banks’ currency

The novelist talks about developing character, crafting stories and the passion necessary for both.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 1, 2013

Setting the stage

Whether you’re writing a profile or a novel, strong interviewing practices can ensure a richer story.

By Susan E. Reed | Published: April 1, 2013