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I’ve gotten story ideas in the most unlikely places. Sometimes it’s from overhearing something — once at an amusement park I became so fascinated by a self-proclaimed coasterhead nearby in line raving about her favorite rides that I fictionalized her in a short story. Sometimes it’s trying to satisfy my…

Being immersed in everyday life can feed your work

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When I say “don’t try this at home,” I mean that. My approach to writing involves spending a lot of time outside of the home. I’m the…

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If you’re getting bored, change what you’re writing

At times while working on my book over the years, I would become resentful of it, as if it had its own expectations, as if the draft itself were insisting I recount the entire history of genealogy in the United States or offer a dissertation on genetics. Ugh, now I…

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