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How I Write
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Ian Purkayastha: How I Write

“In my everyday life, I’m pretty private and reserved, so the hardest part was taking personal emotion and putting it on the page. “

By Allison Futterman | Published: August 7, 2017

Matthew Norman: How I Write

“I tend to see the world through a humor lens. I use it as a defense mechanism. That may be a personality flaw, but it makes me the writer I am.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: August 3, 2017

Robin Stratton: How I Write

“Writers are inspired when they are in the company of other writers; the energy and enthusiasm makes them want to go home and write.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: June 13, 2017

Ken Pisani: How I Write

“If I’m just writing jokes, that’s not very gratifying. I want to find human truths. “

By Allison Futterman | Published: May 16, 2017

Anthony Varallo: How I Write

“The reader reads for dialogue more than anything. The writer’s habit is to describe, but the reader would rather hear the character.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: April 25, 2017

Ron Rash: How I Write

“When there is violence in my work, the goal is not to titillate but to reveal character. It reveals the mask of that person, and we see who he or she really is when that mask is dropped.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: March 23, 2017

Julie Murphy: How I Write

“The key to nailing the YA voice is remembering that teens aren’t the aliens we so often make them out to be.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: January 27, 2017

Etgar Keret: How I Write

“I see my stories like explosions. They come from the gut and come out short.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: January 17, 2017