Everything you read kind of goes into a compost heap somewhere inside, and that sort of mulch is what your writing comes out of.
Alexandra Kleeman talks about why the writing process should not be a place of comfort, but of "the unexpected, the frightening, and the transformational."
M. Kasper on how he went about creating facsimile-style translations of some of the 'unacknowledged literary greats of the twentieth century.'
If there’s something that you know, deep down, to be true, you will feel it in your gut, and that’s what you should write.
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.