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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

Sarah Kay: Stage to page

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay discusses writing, listening and the freedom to give poetry a try.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: March 21, 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

Monica Wood: Up in Mexico

Monica Wood talks about writing novels, researching personal stories and growing up in Mexico, Maine, the setting of her memoir.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 1, 2014