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How I Write
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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

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

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

Rachel Khong: How I Write

“What compels me are the books that can seamlessly balance humor with sadness. I think each sharpens the other.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: May 25, 2018

Amulya Malladi: How I Write

“I am a character-driven writer, and I believe that once you define a character, they tell their story.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: May 22, 2018

Tom Wolfe: How I Write

I think all writers have to do reporting. It is not something that takes great technique. It takes a relentless willingness to act like a vagrant and [hang] out.

By Don Hudson | Published: May 16, 2018

Malinda McCollum: How I Write

“It’s also a mysterious and sometimes maddening place to me, especially in recent years, with the state’s political shift toward bombast and bigotry.”

By Allison Futterman | Published: April 19, 2018