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Olivia Laing: Writers on Writing

“If you keep writing down and shaping thoughts, eventually there’ll be a book. It’s not magic, it’s labor.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: August 9, 2017

Akhil Sharma: Writers on Writing

“Show your work to people, so they can say to you, it’s not working, and somehow just being told that is soothing, instead of your own doubts and your own shame.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: July 6, 2017

Rion Amilcar Scott: Writers on Writing

“Reading poetry every day makes your language more fluid. It makes you more attuned to the weight of words and more conversant with image and metaphor.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: July 5, 2017

Heidi Pitlor: Page turner

Author/editor Heidi Pitlor knows how to get inside a character’s – and a reader’s – head.

By Nicki Porter | Published: June 29, 2017

Caroline Leavitt: Portrait of a modern novelist

Best-selling author Caroline Leavitt has had both towering highs and staggering lows in her long career. Here’s what she’s learned after 11 novels and several decades in the industry.

By Nicki Porter | Published: May 16, 2017

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