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Interviews and Profiles

Includes interviews with well-known and up-and-coming writers, with writing advice for anyone interested in improving their craft and learning more about the publishing world.

How I Write
Do you ever wonder how other writers make it happen? In this series of interviews, we take a peek into the writing process behind bestselling and beloved novels.

Lives of Famous Writers
What are the habits of highly successful writers? What did their career arc look like? And what can you take away to help you in your writing life?

Interviews with Novelists
Other writers are ultimately the best source of information on writing and publishing. Here, published writers from Vikram Chandra to Lemony Snicket share their experiences.

Advice from Editors
One of the best sources of information on publishing is obviously the people who decide what gets published and what doesn't. Hear what people from St. Martin's Press, HarperCollins, and Random House have to say.

On Teaching Creative Writing: An Interview with Alan Ziegler
Alan Ziegler, the author of the Writing Workshop Note Book, offers valuable advice on teaching creative writing workshops.

Publishing Advice from Jeanette Perez
Jeanette Perez offers publishing advice culled from her time in the editorial department of HarperCollins Publishers.

The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist
Thomas McCormack, the former CEO and editorial director of St. Martin's Press and author of The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist, shares publishing stories and advice on getting your novel into the right hands.

The Leap to Fiction: An Interview with Marlys West
Poet Marlys West, author of Notes for a Late-Blooming Martyr, discusses the experience of switching from poetry to fiction, particularly to the novel.

Literary London Tour
For lovers of English-language literature, few places are as full of literary landmarks as London. This literary tour of London points out just a few of the many places where you can commune with your literary heroes.

Profile of the British Library
No writer's trip to London is complete without a stop at the British Library, the national library of the UK and Ireland. This profile includes all the information you'll need to make a visit.

Profile of the Edgar Awards
Named for Edgar Allan Poe, the Edgar Awards are the Oscars for mystery writers. Each year, the award honors the best fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in the previous year.

Profile of Mystery Writers of America
The top organization for mystery and crime writers, Mystery Writers of America has been serving the interests of those associated with the genre since 1945.

Writers' Conferences Advice
An Editorial Director at Random House Children's Books offers advice on how to present your ideas in a professional way during high-pressure writers' conferences pitch sessions.

Harper Lee
For the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, we're taking a look at the author's life and her most important work.

To Kill a Mockingbird -- Write about To Kill a Mockingbird
How did Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" influence your life? Celebrate the 50th anniversary of its publication by sharing your thoughts here.

Literary Events
If you're hosting (or just supporting) a reading, book festival, or other literary event in your area, share the information here. See submissions

Interview with Sara Gruen
In May, we spoke with writer Sara Gruen, author of Ape House and Water for Elephants. See what the bestselling novelist had to say about her writing habits and about her latest work.

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