We asked best-selling author, Barbara Kingsolver, to share her advice to writers. Here's what she had to say:
Q: What is your method for overcoming writer’s block?
A: Raise children. You'll be so hungry for writing time, given the constraints, that you'll leap onto your keyboard like a racehorse out of the gate, every time.
Q: What are your favorite or most helpful writing prompts?
A: "What am I really trying to say here?"
Q: What is the most valuable advice you received as a young writer?
A: "Your first sentence should make a promise that the rest of the story will keep." (Francine Prose)
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