TAKING FIVE WITH SIMON WINCHESTER

AWM was lucky enough to speak to author Simon Winchester this month about his recent book Pacific. In this interview, Simon generously answered questions about content, research, and structure in non-fiction writing. He offered advice about creating compelling historical reads by seeking out human stories. Simon told AWM how he learned of horrific tales about … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Laurie Steed

Writer Laurie Steed answers five quick questions for AWM about the key elements of a short story and his tips on pitching to publications (research, research, research). Keep an eye out for Laurie’s forthcoming novel You Belong Here. Laurie Steed is the author of the forthcoming novel You Belong Here, and winner of the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis speaks to AWM intern about how her love of fierce female protagonists sparked the idea for main character Tommi Grayson in her novel Who’s Afraid?. Our five quick questions with Maria Lewis will give you a short peek into her creative brain,  as well as a lingering desire to watch back-to-back episodes of Daria. Maria Lewis is an authority on film … Continue reading »