Archives for September 2015

3Ws – Roberta Gately

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What do you create?

Stories about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances often in the darkest places imaginable.

 

Why do you create?

I am a nurse and a humanitarian aid worker, and I write to share the stories of people I’ve met as they struggle to survive crisis after crisis in a world that’s grown weary of so much misery. The people I meet are not so different from all of us and that is what I hope my readers will take away from my stories.

 

What do you consume?

Books—like so many other writers, I am an avid reader. But, I am also consumed by the news—in every form available—print, electronic, magazines, books, radio. I’m fascinated by the spin and how the same story takes on an entirely different arc depending less on the facts than on the reporter’s interpretation.

 

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3Ws – Katherine Howe

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What do you create?

Novels with a historical dimension that generally involve disused epistemologies or historically contingent modes of understanding. Also, magic and sometimes animals.

 

Why do you create?

Because it’s the best way to get at the questions that interest me, and because I’m categorically unqualified to do anything else.

 

What do you consume?

Nineteenth century seafaring narratives. Bandwidth. Fake meat.

 

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3Ws – Kathryn Craft

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What do you create?

Psychological women’s fiction. I like to feel around in the recesses of the human psyche for feelings so complex we’ve shoved them aside so our egos won’t trip and fall. Once pulled into the bright light of story, I explore situations that evoke those emotions through an intimate cast of characters. My love for lush prose battles my love of concision in each and every sentence.
 

Why do you create?

So that my readers, like I, will benefit from seeking meaning and beauty within the chaos that life sometimes throws our way. I create to renew my faith in humanity and retrieve the hope we need to thrive. I am willing to spend long days creating stories in my loft office so that readers can discuss the work in living rooms while sipping Malbec and nibbling Stilton. My stories may not deliver answers, but they can guide readers in the worthy activity of asking important questions. In considering all sides of an issue, we become wiser and more compassionate people.

 

What do you consume?

Best-selling literary novels. Books on writing craft and creativity. House Hunters International, Hershey’s dark chocolate nuggets with almonds, craft beers, tapas, and anything that is called or is in any way tangentially related to pizza, such as mac & cheese with stewed tomatoes, spaghetti with marinara and parm, grilled cheese with tomato soup, Caprese salad with crunchy French bread…you get the idea. And my stomach is growling.

 

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