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Writing and Video Games: Where Dreams Lie

“…conveying our complex mythology, characters, and story did not strike our team as a challenge because our Players are nostalgic primarily for the vast open world, uncertain pathways, puzzles, flexibility, and unique characters.” – Josh Mellon, Chief Editor, White Giant RPG Studios Continue reading

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On the Hubris of Writing: an Interview with David Sundstrand

In your fictional world, you can reward the just, punish the wicked, and mock the foolish. Good stuff that! Continue reading

“When I Can Help Free People Into Their Best Writing, I Also Free Myself”: an Interview with Susan Wooldridge

“My journal is at the heart of my writing practice…” Continue reading

Poets Should Evolve: An Interview with Joshua McKinney

Reading poetry is not like watching a film or reading the average novel. I’d say it’s more like facing an opponent with a katana; there’s something about a three-foot razor blade that sharpens one’s attention. Good poetry sharpens the reader’s attention. Continue reading

“They Don’t Need to Know THAT, Do They?”: Tempra Board Talks Essays, Grants & Collaboration

There are many forms collaboration can take, and that’s the exciting thing about it: You have no idea where it’s going to go, and the product is often much better than what either writer might have done alone. Continue reading

“Immigration Made Me Into A Writer”: Interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Advice to writers: read widely, write regularly, edit ruthlessly. Continue reading

WordSpring ’16: Jeremy Gerrard Riffs on Musical Creativity

Traveling and playing songs that we’ve created allows us to put something into others’ worlds that wasn’t there before, and we get to put something into our world that wasn’t there before. Considering the art, the hospitality and support, the camaraderie, the simplicity, and the freedom that all paint the touring picture, I think it’s humanity at its best. Continue reading

“The Story Won’t Tell Itself”: An Interview with Tim Hayes

Expect rejection, embrace rejection. Continue reading

Ayşe Taşkıran: I Let the Subjects Find Me

by Jasmeen Bassi I was very pleased to interview Ayşe Taşkıran for the Habedasher’s WordSpring 2015 presenters series. Taşkıran uses art to create awareness of the beauty and the problems of the world. Throughout her travels, she has combined her many interests — painting, photography, and writing — to do just that. By finding kindness … Continue reading

Finn Kraemer: Rich and Lovely, Gritty and Painful

by Alexis Butcher For the fifth interview our series with WordSpring 2015 presenters, The Haberdasher spotlights novelist and teacher Finn Kraemer. Before becoming an English instructor at Butte College, Kraemer lived in various locales — the African bush, an Irish coastal village, the Saudi desert, small town America, and Los Angeles — and tackled a … Continue reading

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