Journalist and creative non-fiction author Sarah Stodola shared her writer’s file with host Kelton Reid in this episode of The Writer Files.
Her recent book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors is a fascinating collection of the habits and habitats of heralded scribes.
Ms. Stodola is also an accomplished journalist and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Mental Floss, The Daily Beast, The Fiscal Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Storyboard, Slate, and many others.
Take a listen to learn about the process of an author who is a curator of true writer porn, a window into the processes of the greats.
In this 21-minute file, host Kelton Reid and Sarah Stodola discuss:
- How to write about great writers
- The weird trick coffee shops play on productivity
- Sarah’s new definition of writer’s block
- A surefire way to find freedom from the Internet
- Can a season be a muse to writers?
- Where does true “writing genius” really come from?
- Why writing is rewriting
- The three rules for writing a novel
- Why you shouldn’t worry about your first drafts
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