“You may not see it, but I am always writing.” —Heid E. Erdrich, author of Little Big Bully
“We are all authors. Let us acknowledge everyone.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Every Day We Get More Illegal
“I’ve been writing it for eighteen years. More than half my life.” —Fariha Róisín, author of Like a Bird
“I had to sit with the fear and let it talk to me.” —Joshua Bennett, author of Owed.
“Choose the bilingual, the multilingual, and the polyglot.” —Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, author of The Life Assignment
“The glimmer of an idea appears in my notebook long before I begin writing.” —Daisy Johnson, author of Sisters
"Writing is part of my life, and life is part of my writing.” —Khadijah Queen, author of Anodyne
“Often it was the help of an outside perspective that allowed me see what I was trying to do.” —Shruti Swamy, author of A House Is a Body
“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
The author of Horsepower suggests putting aside knowledge and focusing on unlearning.