Andrea Lochen on Writing

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As a young adolescent, I fell hard for Stephen King and devoured several of his horror novels. Predictably, my writing took a dark turn: murder became a central part of my stories. Thankfully, my parents and teachers weren’t too concerned.

13 Writing Prompts To Get the Ink Flowing

13 Writing Prompts To Get the Ink Flowing

One of these 13 writing prompts were my way into my first published short story!

Christine Breen: a first novel … at age 60!

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My guest this week, Christine Breen hails from Kiltumper, Ireland, where she lives with her husband, the novelist Niall Williams, in the cottage where her grandfather was born. Publisher’s Weekly, in a starred review of her debut novel, the just-released Her Name is Rose, calls it, “A poignant tale of love and loss between an […]

8 Great Writing Tips from F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Fitzgerald never lived to see The Great Gatsby acknowledged as an American classic. Today is the 90th anniversary of its publication, and I’m a total fangirl, as readers of The Wednesday Sisters will already know. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Fitzgerald for a piece in the Los Angeles Times today about the […]

1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON

New York Times-bestselling author of five novels, including the forthcoming The Race for Paris (August 11) and The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel). Essays for The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Forbes, Writer's Digest, Runner's World, and public radio.


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