’Tis the season for gift giving. We asked six authors with recently published novels to offer tips – as gifts to aspiring writers.
Ward found out the hard way that writing memoir is a very different experience from creating fiction, and that it is something she’ll never attempt again. Memoirists and novelists alike will find something of value in Ward’s thoughts on her latest work.
Andre Dubus III gets primitive with a routine of dreams, poetry and pencils.
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.
An author makes many choices before settling into his or her novel’s voice and characters. We asked Maksik to uncover his process for pinning down those sometimes elusive concepts.
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.
Thinking of moving from adult readers to the YA world? A constantly renewing market awaits you.
“A big-city copy moves to a small coastal town…” Developing a carefully structured premise can arm you with a strong story and a solid pitch line. It’s something agents can sink their “jaws” into.
“I’m one of those people who was born wanting to tell stories.”