John Katzenbach on writing suspense: Who do you kill? Where do you put the bodies? Who are you as a writer?
Monica Wood talks about writing novels, researching personal stories and growing up in Mexico, Maine, the setting of her memoir.
Find the power to overcome writing fears.
The National Book Award winner talks writing, inspiration and overcoming failure.
Lucy Knisley presents food in a way that may whet your appetite for graphic novels.
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.”
Novelist and teacher Steve Yarbrough brings a compulsion for words to the page and the classroom.
Poet and journalist Alissa Quart combines her skills for a sprawling examination of the outsider class.
Ward found out the hard way that writing memoir is a very different experience from creating fiction, and that it is something she’ll never attempt again. Memoirists and novelists alike will find something of value in Ward’s thoughts on her latest work.
“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.