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Why We Write

How Do You Write a Novel? By Listening

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

When people ask how I get ideas for my novels, I tell them that a writer's mind is like that junk drawer in your kitchen. You throw all kinds of things into that drawer: paper clips, rubber bands, business cards. Likewise, writers go around collecting snippets of dialogue overheard.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Jodi Picoult: Why She Writes, Advice To Writers

Posted 01.30.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from the new book Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do. The book is compiled of essays f...

Etgar Keret on How Writing Saved Janet Frame

Electric Literature | Posted 01.26.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

Where does the need to make up a story come from? I think that every time I've ever read a story, that question echoes in my mind.