“A writer has to be driven crazy to help him to see.”
“[Writing] takes a long time. There is no rushing it and the work exists on its own timetable, outside of your own personal deadlines.”
Novelist Christine Sneed shares advice for making every page a work of poetry.
“Self-publishing allows for more experimentation in terms of genre, and I love how it feels so democratic.”
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.
Julia Alvarez shares the key elements of her life and work as a novelist, poet and researcher.
Mystery writer Barbara Neely wrote her first novel Blanche on the Lam while working a 60-hour-a-week, full-time job.
For the first time since she was 15 years old, Stephanie Danler is no longer working in a restaurant. Thanks to a two-book deal with Knopf, she’s now able to devote herself full time to writing.
Celeste Ng offers advice about first books, being true to craft and the importance of reaching readers.