“Fiction’s not a place for hiding. Your skin is in the game, from the moment you begin.”
It’s good for me to notice the tiniest sub-“thought” which goes through my mind, almost too fast to notice—to catch it before it’s gone, to jot it down. Whhhsshht!
Focus on the truth of your writing, says Julia Cameron, and stay focused on your creative mission. You may find the prosperity you’re seeking.
Diane Ackerman combines her love of writing with a deep dedication to science.
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.