How I became a writer

Interview with Kelcey Parker Ervick at Ph.D. in Creative Writing

Writing fiction — much less, pursuing an artist’s life — was not part of the culture in which I was raised…. You didn’t make it if it wasn’t useful, if wouldn’t be for the greater good. We had canning and quilting. And no one called these things "art."

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On writing long stories

Interview with William Woolfitt, at Speaking of Marvels

At their best, long stories do what novels do: they capture a whole, complex world; they leap across time and space, covering extensive swathes of time and ranging across diverse settings. But the long story does so under the constraints of a much shorter length, an almost necessarily faster pace. 

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Why I write: an essay from 2011

Telling a story was my first love. Before I could spell my own name, I put books together. The cellar of my parents’ house in North Carolina holds boxes of them: “books” filled with primitive drawings of witches and dragons and queens.

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