At 6’4” and built like a grizzly bear, Jonathan Maberry, a former bodyguard, bouncer, martial arts instructor and eighth degree black belt in jujutsu, is an imposing figure. His booming voice grabs the attention of nearly anyone within earshot. Yet Maberry is very approachable and friendly. At writing conferences, he frequently dresses casually in a …
Colum McCann shares expertise on the necessity of plot, intensity of language and the grand paradox of success.
“The most important thing I’ve learned is to stay curious, to stay open to what the characters bring to the story – don’t be overly determined to control the story but rather let it evolve organically.”
While studying for her master’s degree at Stanford University, Alice Hoffman was approached by Ted Solotaroff, founder of American Review literary journal, and she quickly learned two cardinal rules of publication: Write often and write fast.
In a technological world, let us not forget that behind every virtuoso work is a human – and some sweat.
Mike Jung catapulted his career forward through social media. It helped that he was funny and talented.
Cathie Pelletier began her latest novel The One-Way Bridge in 1991, when she was living in Nashville, Tenn. I was a waiter at the Fifth Quarter restaurant there at the time, and that’s about when we met. A Maine native, Pelletier moved to Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University and decided to hang around for the …
Creating narrative tension isn’t only about storytelling. It’s about the nuts and bolts that incrementally build a tale.
Novelist Amish Tripathi meant to spend his career as a mathematician. But the numbers added up to a writer’s life.
Short-form writing can lead to a subatomic investigation of language, also known as revealing the POWER of two.