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2020 Prose Interviews
The Writer’s Pulse
Meet many of the prose writers who have appeared between the covers of The Woven Tale Press magazine, as well as guest writer—writers plumbed for their invaluable insights and thinking into their writing processes.
Characters are All Around Us
WTP 2019 competition winner Merridawn Duckler speaks to her inspiration for characters, her experience playwriting, and her winning story “Heart of the South.”
An Archeological Approach to the Writing Craft
In a guest post, Maribel Garcia from Book Club Babble interviews novelist Elizabeth Mosier on her latest publication, Excavating Memory: Archaeology and Home.
Technology and Writing: One Writer’s Perspective
Richard Dokey speaks to technology and writing in the modern era and about his new short story collection in our interview with this philosophical writer.
“I write what I feel like writing, though I feel most comfortable in short forms…I think there is way too much overwriting going on. You could probably cut out at least a quarter of most novels.” Interview with WTP writer Peter Johnson.
WTP Writer: Lynn Lipinski
Lynn Lipinski’s short story, “The Dying Kind,” follows a hospice care worker and appears in January’s magazine.
WTP Writer: Paul Corrigan
Paul Corrigan and the great influence of nature in his poetry and nonfiction.
Interview: Donna Baier Stein
WTP Contributor Susan Tepper interviews author Donna Baier Stein at the Algonquin Round Table in NYC.
Author Interview: Stephanie Dickinson
WTP Contributor Susan Tepper interviews author Stephanie Dickinson at The Algonquin Round Table in NYC.
WTP Writer: Vic Sizemore
I try to observe like Chaucer, not judge like Dante,”–Vic Sizemore. Emily Jaeger interviews Vic Sizemore about portraying challenging characters.
Interview: CM Taylor
“We are at a profoundly exciting moment in the development of the history of narrative art.” Jo Ely interviews science-fiction writer CM Taylor.
WTP Writer: Stephen Davenport
“I’m in a hurry —which is a great way to live.” Author Stephen Davenport talks about his short memoir, “We Were too Young for World War II,” and his novels.
WTP Writer: Mark Mayes
WTP Contributor Mark Mayes and Contributing Editor Jo Ely on the publication of Mayes’s first book, his process, and what’s next.
WTP Writer: Jacqueline Crooks
Themes of immigrants, enforced silence, & strong adolescent girls in this compelling interview.
WTP Writer: Patty Somlo
Patty Somlo gives a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her forthcoming memoir “Even When Trapped Behind Clouds.”
Alan McMonagle: Story Writer Turned Novelist
Interview by Press Literary Editor Jo Ely. Read McMonagle’s story “Bleeding Boy” featured in The Woven Tale Press Vol. III #12.