In The Writer Interview, Mary Gordon talks with editor Alicia Anstead about crafting scenes and dissects a paragraph from her book “The Liar’s Wife.”
“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”
Immerse yourself in the period of your novel.
“You have to have a lot of faith in yourself when you’re writing a book.”
“Knowing how to present your book in a compelling manner is essential.”
“Fiction’s not a place for hiding. Your skin is in the game, from the moment you begin.”
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A short story needs motives.
NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner shares how crafting short shorts can open a big world.
“Allow yourself to write badly in the beginning. That’s good tried and true advice. And then let it evolve as you rewrite.”