If you are from a small, small town in any part of the United States, and then you somehow win a one-week trip to Paris, Munich, Rome, London, Barcelona, Athens, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Miami, Sydney, Moscow, New Delhi, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Addis Ababa, Chicago, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Beijing, Caracas, or New York City, please continue to write about people living in a small, small town. Trust me when I say that the bizarre characters and conflicts that occur in, say, Hohenwald, Tennessee, are far more interesting than a family of bakers swatting flies in Versailles.
Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas discusses how he incorporated implausible conspiracy theories to uncover the truth in his new science fiction novel, Alien Hostiles.
Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process
Critically acclaimed author Peter Fiennes discusses his quest to find hope in his new travel/Greek mythology book, A Thing of Beauty.
2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30
For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a The End and/or The Beginning poem.