Guest Post: What Inspires Kathleen Duey

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I absolutely love how Kathleen Duey talks about inspiration—what it is, and where it comes from. Dare I say it inspires me? It does. Here, let it inspire you, too: Inspiration. It’s an interesting word with as many definitions as there are artists. It also has ancient roots. I stopped … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Kathleen Duey

On Inspiration: Guest Post by Alexander Chee

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I couldn't have a blog series on inspiration without asking Alexander Chee to contribute. Those who've read his novel Edinburgh, or keep up with his blog Koreanish, or follow him on Twitter and elsewhere, they know why. Everyone else, I want you to know why. It's because of THIS: "I Just Feel Like … Continue reading On Inspiration: Guest Post by Alexander Chee

Guest Post: What Inspires Bennett Madison

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Have you read Bennett Madison’s novel The Blonde of the Joke? You must. This novel took me over and inspired my writing in more ways than I can even articulate. Imagine how amazing it is to find out what inspires its author. Here’s what Bennett says about inspiration:  When charged … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Bennett Madison

Guest Post: What Inspires Mike Martin

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) This piece on inspiration from Mike Martin reminds me of how much our lives—our childhood memories, our dreams—can shape who we are as writers, entering our stories and not letting go. Reading this gives me the shivers, in the best possible way: Inspiration is equal parts love and terror. And let’s … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Mike Martin

Guest Post: What Inspires Christine Lee Zilka

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I first connected with Christine Lee Zilka because her blog inspired me—this was years and years ago, before I ever published any books and was facing quite a few rejections. We've since become friends in real life and now we write together in the same inspiring location. No way could … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Christine Lee Zilka