The author of With Teeth examines how a single joke can be successfully repackaged and retold over time.
“There are so many journeys I’d like to take” —Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides
“I often worried what would come out would be scary, accusing, not close enough to the truth or too close.” —Carey Salerno, author of Tributary
“There’s something sort of final and fulfilling about discovering, say, that a poem’s floor is also its ceiling.” —Justin Jannise, author of How to be Better by Being Worse
“Writers cannot afford the luxury of emotional numbness nor protective armor.” —Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of My Broken Language
“Do the hard stuff first.” —Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie
“There were so many revelations I could only have reached through the process of putting memories on paper.” —Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features María José Ferrada and Elizabeth Bryer, the author and the translator of How to Order the Universe.
“Commit to completing a scene each time you write” —Randa Jarrar, author of Love Is an Ex-Country
“There’s no shortcut. Not for anything.” —Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors