Writing Book Club Fiction: What 5 Reading Guide Questions Can Teach Us

Writing Book Club Fiction: What 5 Reading Guide Questions Can Teach Us

photo adapted / Horia VarlanLong before I started writing fiction, I belonged to numerous book clubs. For me, adding book-centered conversation to a glass of wine, snacks, and the chance to poke around in a neighbor’s house creates a perfect social event. Yet 90...
Story Collections as Novel Prompts

Story Collections as Novel Prompts

photo adapted / Horia VarlanMany aspiring novelists learn their craft by first writing short stories. This makes oodles of sense: the character’s goal is more immediate, its complications are fewer, and the supporting cast is more manageable. With the end never far...