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Jill McCorkle: How I Write

“There’s no better teacher than reading and reading and reading. Find a story you love, take it apart, reassemble, and look at the way it’s put together.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: November 16, 2016

Agent/author Regina Brooks gives advice for authors

As founder and president of Serendipity, a boutique literary agency, Regina Brooks dedicates her skills and years of experience to helping a diverse client base get their work published.

By Allison Futterman | Published: October 7, 2016

Angela Flournoy: How I Write

“No outside pressure could live up to the pressure I’ve always put on myself as a writer.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: August 12, 2016

Stephanie Danler: How I Write

For the first time since she was 15 years old, Stephanie Danler is no longer working in a restaurant. Thanks to a two-book deal with Knopf, she’s now able to devote herself full time to writing.

By Allison Futterman | Published: July 13, 2016

Jonathan Evison: How I Write

“My job is to jump through that empathic window and report on the human condition. Period.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: December 22, 2015

Gaiutra Bahadur: How I Write

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.”

By Hillary Casavant | Published: November 22, 2013

Nancy K. Miller: How I Write

“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.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: October 29, 2013