Ten writers, including Brandon Taylor and Kate Zambreno, share the best writing advice they’ve ever heard.
“Every book I write is informed by my whole life.” —Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The Freezer Door
“You have to become the person who can write the book you’re working on.” —Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night
“We are all authors. Let us acknowledge everyone.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Every Day We Get More Illegal
“I would remind myself that every book has its own life and to just have faith in the story.” —Cherie Dimaline, author of Empire of Wild
Resources and ideas for fighting racial injustice and police violence, both on and off the page.
“Work that’s good, that’s itself, eventually gets seen.” —Paul Lisicky, author of Later
An adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco writes about transitioning to online learning after her physical classroom was closed.
A writer and illustrator in Hong Kong contemplates the lack of social interaction during the coronavirus pandemic.
A horse trainer and author of a memoir, Half Broke, contemplates silence, distance, and the language of our bodies during a pandemic.