Apply for TEENWrite: Advanced Fiction Writing by Sept 26

True confession: When I was a teen, I was known as “the writer.” When I showed my writing to people (which I did as often as I could) they said, “Ooh! Aah!” When I submitted stories to teachers, they said, “Excellent!” and once, “Is this really yours?” (I wasn’t sure whether to be flattered or […]

Writing the Hidden Story

I love those “aha!” moments when a character sneaks up on me–and I suddenly realize I’m not writing the book I thought I was writing. It might mean big changes, but it invariably makes a deeper and more authentic story than the one I started with. This is just as true for memoir as it […]