How to write great writing, and what to do when you feel it’s not happening

A new piece in the Guardian about writing has been written by the creator of a novel called The Unstoppable Hunger.The story tells the story of a boy named Marcus, whose parents are murdered by his grandfather, the man who makes up Marcus’s grandfather’s family.As the story goes on, the novel is written by a…

Why I wrote ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘The Big House’ after my father died

A mother’s story of survival from mental illness is a rare example of an artist’s writing life turning into a creative writing career.In her first novel, The Secret Garden, Emily Laudan tells the story of her family’s attempt to raise her son on their own after her father died.But Laudans mother was also a writer.Laudanté,…