The winner of the Two Roads Diverge contest explains inspiration, first lines and endings.
“I grew to love the challenges and rewards of the short story – the way you have to be precise and condensed and make every word count.”
A short story rejected in grade school becomes a cause of action.
Sad and angry over current events, two YA authors used the pen as a weapon against police brutality.
Novelist David C. Taylor talks about the memories and methods that shaped his first book-length crime story.
Novelist Hannah Pittard reads her work aloud to establish a graceful rhythm and evocative mood.
“A writer once told me there is only one way to create: as if your life depends on it, which it does.”
We ask three writers which short story has most influenced them.
“My job is to jump through that empathic window and report on the human condition. Period.”
How can you make walk-on characters pop off the page?