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Jill McCorkle: How I Write

“There’s no better teacher than reading and reading and reading. Find a story you love, take it apart, reassemble, and look at the way it’s put together.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: November 16, 2016

Agent/author Regina Brooks gives advice for authors

As founder and president of Serendipity, a boutique literary agency, Regina Brooks dedicates her skills and years of experience to helping a diverse client base get their work published.

By Allison Futterman | Published: October 7, 2016

Angela Flournoy: How I Write

“No outside pressure could live up to the pressure I’ve always put on myself as a writer.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: August 12, 2016

Wil Haygood: How I Write

“Book editors expect you to dance a little bit. They expect you to climb the darkest side of the mountain at midnight.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: April 11, 2016

Flynn Meaney: Writers on Writing

“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: November 19, 2015

Sam Kean: How I Write

“Once you have a good story, the science will take care of itself.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: October 28, 2015

Beverly Jenkins: How I Write

“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

Sue Monk Kidd: How I Write

“Allow yourself to write badly in the beginning. That’s good tried and true advice. And then let it evolve as you rewrite.”

By Jack Smith | Published: June 23, 2015