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We Can Only Navigate With What We Know

A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!

Becoming the Wind

An Interview with Mark Nystrom
"Artists and scientists are curious people, and our work often starts with a question."

How Place Makes Us Human

A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."

Ideas That Seem Impossible

An Interview with Lenka Clayton
"I have come to realize that obstruction is one of my main working materials. I'm drawn to ideas that seem impossible, or at least too difficult to bother trying to do."

The Lengthening of Time

A conversation with Joe Fassler
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'Waiting' contest talks about his prize-winning essay, "Wait Times."

The Line Between Science and Writing

An interview with Jason Bittel
The freelance science writer on balancing fact and science with humor and creativity; the importance of persistence; and tapping into readers’ sense of wonder.

A Brutal Revisiting of the Self

An interview with Stephanie Bane
Brand strategist talks about making time to write, revise, and rewrite; portraying relatable characters; developing a thick skin; and marketing techniques for authors.

Writing As I Am Now

An Interview with Jill Kandel
The winner of the 2014 Autumn House Nonfiction Prize talks about the nature of memoir and the publishing industry, what makes the personal universal, and why words are so important.

Collecting Stories

An interview with Alan Olifson
Host of The Moth StorySLAM in Pittsburgh talks about his involvement with The Moth, learning from mistakes, and what makes a great story.

On Authenticity, Ownership, and Not Reading the Comments

An interview with Torie Bosch
The editor of Future Tense talks about finding an authentic voice, technology’s impact on writing and publishing, moving on from mistakes, and the appeal of reading and writing in the first person.

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