Playwright Doug Wright talks about obsessions, legacy, outliers and the creative freedom of crafting for the stage.
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.
Newspaper man Sam Quinones explores the labyrinthine twists and turns of extended storytelling.
Editor Alicia Anstead talks about craft with Ariel Schrag.
Editor Alicia Anstead talks about craft with novelist Ann Hood.
Lissa Warren teaches the art of thinking like a publisher. She also has a lesson about a cat.
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.