10 articles found

Hannah Moskowitz on the edge

A young author puts more “A” than “Y” in her YA stories and comes up with an approach that works for teens.

By Sharon Naylor | Published: November 4, 2015

A toolbox to build character

Creating characters is challenging work. Our craft toolbox can build their personalities.

By Julia Aparicio, Editorial Assistant | Published: November 3, 2015

Cynthia Bond’s spectacular kick

Author and activist Cynthia Bond goes after the demons behind social issues and personal history to craft a story of hope.

By Julie Krug | Published: September 26, 2015

Beverly Jenkins: How I Write

“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

Alexander Maksik on character and point of view

An author makes many choices before settling into his or her novel’s voice and characters. We asked Maksik to uncover his process for pinning down those sometimes elusive concepts.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: September 30, 2013

Character profile

If you’re stuck developing a character, don the journalist hat and set up an interview – with your character.

By Patrick Scalisi | Published: September 30, 2013