Prior to “Binocular Vision,” Edith Pearlman’s writing had given her a feeling of success, some recognition and a small, devoted following – but not a large publishing contract.
Joyce Carol Oates suggests tapping deeply into the personal for material.
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.”
While we don’t want you to commit a crime, we want your characters to. Read on to learn how to win $1,000 and publication in The Writer.
A short story needs motives.