Writing Advice from a Pro

I always love a good writer's interview, packed with tips and how-to's. Such articles always inspire and reaffirm little habits. Passing along an article about Jesmyn Ward. It starts...


When Jesmyn Ward was a young girl growing up near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, she said she didn’t see herself or other young people of color reflected in literature. She grew up to write those books herself and has won two National Book Awards and a MacArthur “genius” grant doing so. Her latest novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” tells the story of a rural Mississippi family haunted by its personal past and the larger history of the place.

— PBS News Hour, "Jesmyn Ward shares the best writing advice she’s ever received"