“Prioritize writing. Make time for it. Plan it like you plan your grocery lists. Plant your ass in the chair and do it.” —Gabe Montesanti, author of Brace for Impact
Three new anthologies, including The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood.
“The words start to feel like they’re punching my skull from the inside.” —Brian Broome, author of Punch Me Up to the Gods
The author of I Know You Know Who I Am seeks to approach his characters without judgment.
“You have to become the person who can write the book you’re working on.” —Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night
“Kevin Killian always told me great fiction lets you know how things smell.” —Andrew Durbin, author of Skyland
Carter Sickels recalls the challenges of juggling multiple first-person narrators in his novel The Prettiest Star.
“My preferred notebook is a sharp-cornered, hardcover Roaring Spring black marble composition book with 20# paper, item number 77461, college ruled—I’m a Pisces and need a line to keep me grounded.” —Malcolm Tariq, author of Heed the Hollow
“I don’t trust any readers! And readers shouldn’t trust any writers. We’re all scoundrels, down to the last.” —Kai Cheng Thom, author of I Hope We Choose Love
“Nearly everything about writing a book is hard. The hope is that it’s harder, in some way, not to.” —Oliver Baez Bendorf, author of Advantages of Being Evergreen