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My Writing Life

My Writing Life

Writing the better version of what you know

Write what you know was the first piece of ‘writer advice’ I found when I was first starting out. And I kind of threw it away when I started telling stories. Or I thought I did. One of my first paid fiction pieces was a story for...

My Writing Life

Modern love and the case of 36 questions

Around two years ago, I read a Modern Love column in The New York Times about a psychological study from the 1990s called “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness.” It’s a long, boring title hiding a fascinating idea: could there be a way to artificially create intimacy...

My Writing Life

Remembering Sue Grafton

The author Sue Grafton was born to write, it seems, and was perilously close to toiling in obscurity. She had been writing novels and screenplays for more than a decade before it all clicked. She hit the jackpot when she invented tough-talking Kinsey Millhone, who solves crimes...

My Writing Life

The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize – One year later

I was lying on my sofa one evening in April 2016 when I checked my inbox and learned that I was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Romance for Fury’s Kiss. By that point, I had forgotten that I had even entered, so I jumped...

My Writing Life

Four creative ways to track your reading

Have you ever stood in a bookstore or the library, reading the back of a book, thinking it sounds familiar, but being unable to remember whether you’ve read it or not? Or have you bought a paperback and come home to discover that you already own it...

My Writing Life

My Writing Life: Christina Kovac

I no longer work in television. My life as a writer is much quieter now. Every morning, I get the kids off to school, kick my husband out the door to work, and settle in at my desk for two hours of morning writing, always with coffee...

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