“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Caitlin Hamilton Summie
I gave the process three years and decided that if I hadn’t found a publisher by then, I would consider that particular project done.
by Alice Stephens
“I became aware of the disconnect between who sci-fi was written by and for, and who I was as a reader.”
by Terry Hong
“I think of an image, an event, a line, and I just go from there. I never have outlines. I never know where it’s going to go. The story reveals itself to me little by little.”
I often have students in creative writing come to me, just as they’re graduating with their BA’s, asking for a letter of reference for MFA programs. I try to talk them out of it, tell them to wait. You don’t study writing, you practice it, and getting out of a classroom and putting experience behind you is somehow part of the practice.
by Melody Nixon
There is a discomfort in realizing books can still illuminate prejudices you didn’t know you had. Shawn Vestal‘s writing has made it into McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction and Tin House among others – all reliable qualifications – but in his energetic, highly imaginative fiction, Vestal draws heavily on his upbringing in the Mormon faith.
by Sonya Chung
I avoided the novel for a few months after that, then went back to it, resolved to write it the way I write. So I’ve slowed down, but I’m still sticking to the map.