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Writers on Writing
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William Finnegan: Writers on Writing

“If you can make that imaginative leap, which is much more difficult than it sounds, you can land in the zone where things are really getting across.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: July 25, 2018

Meg Howrey: Writers on Writing

“I want to write a little bit more like a monster. It requires some practice in finding the right beasts to deploy. It takes a village of Godzillas.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: June 21, 2018

Téa Obreht: Writers on Writing

“It took me a long time, and many false starts, to find my way to a project where I felt that same synthesis of subject and psychological state again.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: May 30, 2018

Benjamin Kunkel: Writers on Writing

“You’re not as good as you suspect you are when you’re happiest with yourself, and you’re not as bad as you fear you are when you’re most disgusted with your prose.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: May 18, 2018

Leslie Jamison: Writers on Writing

“No beautiful writing comes from an impossibly perfect world; it all comes from this one: cluttered, obligated, distracted.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: April 10, 2018

Clara Bingham: Writers on Writing

“You’re climbing Everest by looking down at your feet, not looking up at the mountain. The second I look up, I wouldn’t be able to breathe, and it would all be too daunting.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: March 26, 2018

Kaitlyn Greenidge: Writers on Writing

“[Writing] takes a long time. There is no rushing it and the work exists on its own timetable, outside of your own personal deadlines.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: March 19, 2018

Jeannie Vanasco: Writers on Writing

“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.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 23, 2018