A wayward traveler stumbles upon some old-fashioned Southern hospitality in the third-place winner of “Crime Pays.”
“I cannot lie: This is my first attempt at writing crime.”
P.G. Wodehouse and his successful transition from banker to writer provides inspiration and practical lessons for working and aspiring writers.
Is there any story more fun to read – and to write – than a good crime story?
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.”