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Emma Brockes: Writers on Writing

“Good writing is what happens when you stop thinking about the writing itself and think more straightforwardly about what it is you’re trying to say.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: March 10, 2017

Sharon Dennis Wyeth: Writers on Writing

“Breaking the ground is a very important phase. It’s a difficult phase, but once you take the time to do that, the book somehow propels you forward.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: November 30, 2015

Sharon Olds: Writers on Writing

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!

By Gabriel Packard | Published: June 23, 2015

Peter Godwin: Writers on Writing

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.

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 20, 2015

Hilton Als: Writers on writing

“If you present the emotional truth of a situation, particularly in an essay or a poem, it transcends genre.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 5, 2015