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    Subject Matters

    Subject Matters

    Michele Karlsberg: How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book? Elisabeth Nonas: Story Workout grew out of my experiences as a writer and teacher of…

    Michele Karlsberg: Are there underrepresented groups or ideas featured in your book? Laura Antoniou: As a longtime member of the alt-sex communities, I decided there needed to be a book…

    Logic or Intuition

    Logic or Intuition

    James Chen, the American born Chinese star of fashion-set romance Front Cover, is looking effortlessly arty, dressed in jeans, boots, and a long sleeve black shirt as he waits for…

    Misconceptions

    Misconceptions

    Michele Karlsberg: What is the biggest thing that people think they know about your current book’s subject/genre that isn’t so? Chris Paynter: There is an expression: “You can’t judge a…

    Inspiration

    Inspiration

    Michele Karlsberg: What was the spark that ignited your novel? Steven Coulter: I was bored with endless pundits and academics prognosticating about a possible dark future for America as social,…

    Experiences = Emotion

    Experiences = Emotion

    Michele Karlsberg: When writing your book, did you draw from your own painful experiences and emotions? Was it hard for you to incorporate them? James Magruder: As with all of…

    Subject Matter and Theme

    Subject Matter and Theme

    Michele Karlsberg: What is the difference between subject matter and theme in your work? Steven Cordova: Subject matter is a stepping-stone on the way to theme. Without subject, there’s no…

    Poetry in Motion

    Poetry in Motion

    Michele Karlsberg: How does a poem begin for you? Is it with an idea, a form, or an image? Why is poetry important? Michael Broder: A poem usually begins for…

    Time Management

    Time Management

    Michele Karlsberg: How do you find the time to write? Laury A. Egan: Perhaps the question should be: How do I find time to clean the house, pay bills, and…

    What’s More Important: Character or Plot?

    What’s More Important: Character or Plot?

    Michele Karlsberg: When writing, what is more important to you, character development or plot? Vanda: For me, character is everything. As a psychologist, I am fascinated by the varieties of…

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