One of the best ways to learn about writing is to hear how other writers have done it. These writers share some thoughts on how they ended up writing in that genre and what's worked for them as they've built their writing career.
It took six years for Sandra Balzo to publish her first book, but since then she's become a popular, award-winning author. What was the secret of her eventual success?
Dominic Smith talks about the process of researching and writing his historical debut novel, The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre.
Daniel Handler, the man behind the popular Lemony Snicket books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, shares insights on writing for kids.
Stephanie Lessing, author of She's Got Issues, shares how she came to write a chick lit novel.
A former criminal defense attorney, novelist Phillip Margolin is known for bringing an insider's view to his detective novels, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Speaking as someone who had rewarding careers in two fields, he advises writers to follow his example and "find a good job and write as a hobby."
Kris Saknussemm, author of Zanesville: A Novel, discusses, among other things, the innovative work being done in the field of science fiction/fantasy, graphic novels, and comics.