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Volume 26, Number 6 — June 2019

Writers Find Creative Ways To Reach Their Readers

By Leslie Grace / A! Magazine for the Arts | June 26, 2012

Mark Twain said, "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

Writers struggle to find the right word, characters and plot. They seek a writing style that conveys their vision to the reader. Their books spring from imagination, extensive research or the creation of a new world, and hours of painstaking work.

Why do they work so hard at seeking lightning instead of luminous insects? And how do they deal with the practical and business aspects of transmitting their words to readers?

Find out from: Jennifer Estep, Joe Tennis, Craig McDonald, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
and Pat Jessee.

READ ON: Jennifer Estep

Topics: Literature