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MK Asante: How I Write

“When I think of my memoir, I ask, what are the different layers that will help create an experience? I want you to be immersed in my world.”

Published: May 28, 2014

Phil Klay: Writers on Writing

Klay presents a rich, literary view of the realities and sometimes the absurdities of contemporary warfare on the battlefields, in the barracks and in service members’ hometowns.

By Gabriel Packard | Published: May 28, 2014

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

Rick Moody: Writers on Writing

“If you are in the furnace of pure language, it seems to me now, you are in the place where new stories and new ideas about what storytelling is are located.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: April 1, 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

Anita Shreve: Soldier on

Anita Shreve wrote nine drafts of her latest novel, Stella Bain, before it was published. With persistence and passion, she saw the book through to its end, an approach that has paid off throughout her 24 years as a novelist. Time and again, her novels demonstrate how dynamic characters and complex plots can bridge the gap between mainstream and literary.

By Hillary Casavant | Published: March 21, 2014