Debut novelist Natalie Baszile talks with New York Times best-selling author Heidi W. Durrow about the ways in which writing a book changes you, the importance of avoiding stereotypes when portraying other cultures, and how fiction helps us empathize with the “theoretical stranger.”
So you decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month. Here’s what you can expect for the next 30 days.
Because you can write a novel in a month.
From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they’re talking about. NaNoWriMo, anyone?
Pendleton Ward, Kent Osborne, and Rebecca Sugar had some great insights to share at the Times Talks panel during NYCC.
Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it’s good. But here’s some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the hell they’re talking about.