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Notes on Craft

Deb Olin Unferth

‘People (not me) seem to find chickens inherently funny.’

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Caleb Klaces | Notes on Craft

Caleb Klaces

Caleb Klaces on being inspired by Van Gogh’s third image, found during the X-ray scanning of one of Van Gogh’s early, repainted canvases.

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Jem Calder | Notes on Craft

Jem Calder

‘I wrote in the address bar of my web browser, in spreadsheet cells, in emails I addressed to myself.’ Jem Calder on writing fiction at his day job.

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Making

Esther Rutter

‘Are you a writer who knits, or a knitter who writes?’

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On Tastelessness

Adam O’Fallon Price

‘Write through your first ending is advice I give, again and again.’

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Lauren Aimee Curtis | Notes on Craft

Lauren Aimee Curtis

‘I think that if we knew, really understood, the reasons why certain stories take hold of us, we would have no need for fiction at all.’ Lauren Aimee Curtis shares her notes on the craft of writing.

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Nina Leger | Notes on Craft

Nina Leger

‘To say nothing about her was the only way to allow her to be everything.’

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Karen Olsson | Notes on Craft

Karen Olsson

Karen Olsson shares her notes on the craft of writing: ‘Every book is an unsolvable problem, and yet every time I convince myself I’m just on the verge of cracking it.’

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How I Write My Books

Anne Serre

Anne Serre on how she writes. Translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson.

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Pajtim Statovci | Notes on Craft

Pajtim Statovci

‘My childhood was pierced not only by the violence in Kosovo but also by the violence my immigrant family was confronted with in Finland.’

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On Taking Time

Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook on the art of slow writing.

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How Do You Write a Memoir When You Can’t Remember?

Wendy Mitchell & Anna Wharton

Wendy Mitchell, who has been living with dementia since 2014, discusses the process of writing her memoir with her ghostwriter, Anna Wharton.

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Martin Goodman | Notes on Craft

Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman on why it took him twenty years to write his latest novel, J SS Bach.