Articles

How I Write
16 articles found

Ayana Mathis: How I Write

“What is most important is psychological or soul understanding of characters. I’m not very concerned with what they look like so much as I am concerned with who they are on the deepest level.”

Published: April 29, 2014

Soman Chainani: How I Write

Chainani is the author of a New York Times bestselling young adult novel, The School for Good and Evil, which is the first in a trilogy and is being turned into a movie by Universal Pictures. We talked about his topsy-turvy path to novel writing and Hollywood.

By Andrew Chow | Published: April 1, 2014

Tanis Rideout: How I Write

“Revision is where the magic happens. I try to get through a first draft quickly (though not quick enough), so I can massage it and make it work.”

By Lauren Carter | Published: February 28, 2014

Gaiutra Bahadur: How I Write

As Bahadur, a journalist, set out to discover the lost story of her ancestry, she realized her great-grandmother’s narrative was not unique; it was “emblematic.”

By Hillary Casavant | Published: November 22, 2013

Nancy K. Miller: How I Write

“I wanted to smoke in a left Bank café,” Miller says. “I wanted to be sophisticated and daring, nothing like my nice-Jewish-girl self and her nice Jewish parents from whom I longed to escape.” What she found in Paris, however, was a deeper connection to her parents – and a sense that liberté may lie elsewhere.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: October 29, 2013