You have to be prepared to embrace a life of solitude. Not all the time. But when you’re writing, that’s what is required.
Screenwriter and showrunner Carlton Cuse on shaping TV stories, collaborating with a team, the writers’ room and the importance of a good lunch.
“If you present the emotional truth of a situation, particularly in an essay or a poem, it transcends genre.”
Multi-genre author Jacqueline Woodson garners the energy of history and her own childhood to shape stories for young readers.
“The work itself provides the inspiration.”
She hated books as a kid, but now Laurie Halse Anderson is a gritty voice for young readers and a strong defender of the craft.
Michelle and Robert King work side by side to pen network TV hit The Good Wife.
“The art comes in revision.”
Novelist Christina Baker Kline talks about the craft that created her hit novel Orphan Train.
The Killing creator Veena Sud offers tips on pacing a story and the tenacity it takes to work in TV.