The novelist and teacher who didn’t turn his back on his past, but faced it head on to find a voice uniquely his own.
While penning a response to a national crisis, two young adult authors developed a friendship and taught each other about craft.
How can you make walk-on characters pop off the page?
Adding references to food can spice up a novel’s characters, setting and plot.
“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”
Immerse yourself in the period of your novel.
“You have to have a lot of faith in yourself when you’re writing a book.”
“The writer has a built-in editor, and you have to ignore that editor while you’re first generating the writing.”
Multi-genre author Jacqueline Woodson garners the energy of history and her own childhood to shape stories for young readers.
Michelle and Robert King work side by side to pen network TV hit The Good Wife.