“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.”
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.
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.
The novelist talks about developing character, crafting stories and the passion necessary for both.
Novelist Samhita Arni has a simple style, but her method is every bit as deliberate as the original writers of the myths she revisits.
A veteran television writer tells how he did just that for an episode of The Wonder Years
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Novelist Susanna Moore confronts topics that make readers shiver while firing up their imaginations.
“The first draft is like throwing a hunk of clay onto the wheel. It’s literally getting down the raw material, and revision is my way of going back to shape something from that.”
Working as a bookseller has unintended perks, such as stumbling upon titles you may never have picked up before.