“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.”
Award-winning and best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal shares the most important thing he has learned about writing and how it helps him in this short interview.
“You have to go after a story or an essay like a pit bull with a piece of raw meat, and you cannot stop. You cannot let anyone get in your way.”
“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.”
After a dozen books, what’s still left to know about this best-selling humorist’s life?
In a word: Plenty.
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