Exploring Your Craft: Notes from Writers at the Top of Their Game


At our sister site, Longreads, we don’t just publish and curate excellent original longform writing — we also spend time talking to writers, interviewing them to dig more deeply into particular facets of their stories and to learn more about their writing process.

Their interviews are educational and motivating — like a master class in brief — and show us the range of ways writers approach their craft. Here are some inspiring tidbits from a few recent interviews that will help you overcome any of your own doubts and frustrations when faced with a blank page.

Want a full master class? Take a look at the Chekhov-Saunders Humanity Kit, created by writer Maria Bustillos after sitting in on an MFA class with George Saunders at Syracuse University.

On writing dreams…

But when it comes to the seed of the book, or being called to write about it, that happened…

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