People often say to me, “You’re a writer? How lucky.” There was little luck involved, unless working constantly is luck.
Lauren Wilkinson talks about making writing a habit, why she runs errands when she's stuck, and protecting time for your writing.
Sarah Cantin, an executive editor at St. Martin's Press, offers advice on manuscripts, agents, and explains what the job of an editor really looks like.
Phil Klay talks about contemporary war literature, writing nonfiction versus writing fiction, and the narratives we tell ourselves about war.
In this interview, Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I'm Someone Else, speaks about writing from the self and interrogating ideas.
Jericho Brown discusses his (lack of) writing desk, the books that inspire him as a writer, and the one thing that makes writers better.
John McPhee reflects on the panic, procrastination, and prolific output behind his celebrated approach to nonfiction writing.
Susannah Nevison talks about disability, mass incarceration, and her upcoming collection, Lethal Theatre.
Mary Ann Samyn talks about her first encounters with Emily Dickinson's work, her best advice for writing students, and her new collection.
Nicole Chung talks about confronting family lore surrounding her adoption, discovering revision ideas in her dreams, and editing a memoir while grieving.
Bill King talks about his new poetry collection, The Letting Go, what he's learned from fatherhood, and the importance of sacred spaces for writers.
Deborah Eisenberg discusses her forthcoming story collection Your Duck is My Duck, her writing process, and what's next.