Oct 29, 2022 • 32M

Day 26: Talking Tension with Katrin Schumann

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What do we really mean by “tension” when we’re discussing the story writing process? And how do you know you have it in your work? What writing tools might you use to ensure that you do? We talk about all this and more with author Katrin Schumann.


Katrin Schumann’s latest novel This Terrible Beauty has been called "luminous and unflinching," "unputdownable," and "hard to forget." It was chosen by SheReads as among the "Most Anticipated Women's Fiction in 2020."  Her debut novel, The Forgotten Hours was a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. She is also the author of several nonfiction books. Her work has been featured multiple times on TODAY and in Woman’s DayThe London Times and on NPR, as well as other national and international media. For the past ten years she’s been teaching writing, most recently at GrubStreet and at local prisons through PEN New England. She now lives in Boston and Key West, and is the Program Coordinator of the Key West Literary Seminar and Workshops.