The short story writer looks slant at real life to create compelling fiction.
The winner of the Two Roads Diverge contest explains inspiration, first lines and endings.
Sad and angry over current events, two YA authors used the pen as a weapon against police brutality.
Poet Elizabeth Alexander blends meter and family narrative in a lyrical memoir.
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.”
Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk” is a hybrid memoir about grief, the environment, family and a bird.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of “In the Heights.” He’s an actor and composer, who identifies as a writer.
“Breaking the ground is a very important phase. It’s a difficult phase, but once you take the time to do that, the book somehow propels you forward.”