Day 1: Authors Journey with Rosie Sultan & Jessica Keener: Self-Worth, Fear, and Discovery
The March March Writing Challenge
How to keep the faith and find the time when writing gets tough and you need to begin again (because you always can). Authors Rosie Sultan and Jessica Keener give us some helpful pointers to get us going.
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Rosie Sultan’s novel Helen Keller In Love (Viking) was praised by The Washington Post, Booklist, and The Library Journal and was an American Library Association book club pick. Rosie won the PEN Discovery Award for Fiction and a Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellowship. Her new novel, The Best Way to Disappear, is nearing completion. Rosie has taught writing at Suffolk University, Boston University, and Grub Street. She’s a manuscript consultant and helps novelists get their stories into the world. As a literary activist, Rosie raises awareness and money for racial and reproductive rights with Writers For—a group of women writers who use their voices to make our world a better place for all.
Jessica Keener Jessica Keener's latest novel, Strangers in Budapest, was an Indie Next pick, a "best new book” selection by Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Review of Books, January Magazine, Real Simple, and a Southern Independent Bookstore Association (SIBA) bestseller. Her debut novel, Night Swim, was a national bestseller, followed by Women in Bed, her collection of award-winning stories. She has taught writing at Brown University, Boston University, and Grub Street, and is currently completing a new novel. An anniversary edition of Night Swim was just released in February.