Stories of Persistence: Interview with Jessica Barksdale

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1. How did you develop a writing practice over the years? Mostly, writing has always made me feel more human. Once I realized this, I decided that not only did I prefer to be sane but I would have a nice product afterward. Poems, stories, novels. Writing every day brings contentment and something to work on. 2. Name 1-2 memorable risks you’ve taken over the years that felt scary but ultimately paid off in your writing practice or career. Changing genre (from literary writing to genre writing) was scary, as there are some pretty rude assumptions out there about romance writers. But it paid off monetarily as well as in terms of craft. I learned a great deal about plot. … Read More

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