I love working with Jess Grant because she’s from another world: the improv comedy world. Her method – standing in front of an audience without notes, performing a sketch onstage, speaking out loud as the words come to her – it’s terrifying. It’s exciting. It’s also instructive, obviously. If Jess can improvise out loud, in [...]
Working with Christina has been a profound experience for me; I feel honoured to witness what’s happened to her writing after three years of practice. She was always a good writer, but now she has mastered the art of paying attention in a scene, and it’s hypnotic. She has faith in her own sentences and [...]
Sonal Champsee has always impressed me with her creative practicality. From the moment I met her, I knew that she’d made a choice – she’d chosen writing – and that there was a great deal of power in her choice. You could just feel it when she sat down at the table: she was going [...]
Gaby and I have been working together for years over the phone. I get excited when I talk to Gaby about her writing practice because she actually does the work. It’s so gratifying to see how she is balancing the need to push herself with the need to trust herself.
Gaby used to write in [...]
Lana Pesch jumps out of planes. Literally. When she’s not skydiving, she writes stories. Here is a woman who knows risk! She throws herself at life, on and off the page. She’s also the only author whose stories were selected for both Vols I and II of Little Bird Stories (2011 and 2012). You can [...]
I met Soraya Peerbaye years ago when I was still hosting Writers’ Soup in my living room – remember Writers’ Soup? Soraya and I worked one on one after that. She’s one of the only poets I’ve ever worked with. As a general rule, I dislike poetry. But Soraya’s work intrigued me despite my rule, [...]
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