“After I find a good routine – which, for me, usually involves absolute quiet, at least two hours of uninterrupted time, and a pot of black coffee – the writing starts going well, and then I can forget about the routine.”
Can I use spelling that a character would write in a text?
Natalie Bober is an award-winning and critically acclaimed biographer and historian.
“As I work on a project, typically a book-length essay, I try to ask myself, what puts the reader at the most extreme point of discomfiture?”
Dan Sheehan, a recipient of the 2016 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship, is a journalist, editor, and fiction writer.
“The process of rewriting is so important, it’s like breathing to a writer. It’s everything.”
How can a writer keep current events fresh and meaningful to later audiences?
“The most important thing about writing is to make sure – once you’ve started a project – don’t stop in the middle if you can help it.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Annie Baker, and Jesmyn Ward are among the recipients.
“Empathy is the true engine of writing; without it, conflict is empty.”