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Stephanie Powell Watts: How I Write

“I could write 30 pages of how a character meets another character and not wind up using any of it, but I’ll get to know that character. No writing is wasted.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: September 5, 2018

Jillian Medoff: How I Write

“I start with a block of words that I carve and carve and carve until I find the simplest and most powerful way to move the narrative along.” 

By Allison Futterman | Published: August 8, 2018

Terese Mailhot: How I Write

“What I wrote was deeply triggering for me, but I couldn’t arrive at the place I am now if I didn’t see on the page what happened to me.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: July 11, 2018

On the road with David Sedaris

After a dozen books, what’s still left to know about this best-selling humorist’s life?
In a word: Plenty.

By Lee Mergner | Published: June 26, 2018

Meg Howrey: Writers on Writing

“I want to write a little bit more like a monster. It requires some practice in finding the right beasts to deploy. It takes a village of Godzillas.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: June 21, 2018

Joe Tone: How I Write

“What I am at my core is a journalist and a reporter, and I’ve always been drawn to stories that require a lot of reporting and research.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: June 8, 2018