As a writer, one has to collect experiences and feelings and people from which to draw, especially in nonfiction. So I’ve tried to remain a student of life and human behavior, and a collector of experiences. 

Storey Clayton
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I remember when I started drafting, I was both terrified and excited about where it might lead, what the writing of it might dredge up—emotions, new self-understandings. As writers we know that’s a ‘good place’ to be...

- Bill Marsh
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The gift of nonfiction is the ability to share human experience through story. I find that when I’m most uncomfortable writing my emotional truth, the work has the biggest reaction with readers.

- Lauren Mauldin
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“The pen is not so different from the camera.” Writers and photographers both have the ability to show the world what things look like from their perspectives. We have a lot of power to take what we see and shape it to evoke certain feelings or responses.

- Alexia Kemerling
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"In the end, we have to feel responsible for our own writing growth, and not fall into "echo chamber" mode, where one school or style may be popular, a handful of authors may appear to dominate a certain writing scene or genre, so we run to those, and then a while later, run to something else that is said to be all the rave."

- Chila Woychik
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Oh, I wish I’d been born a poet! It does help me remember to go way down, past the scene, past the sentence, down to the word.

- Melissa Goodnight
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