289: Stitching Together Multiple Timelines – Interview with Constance Sayers
Hey there word nerds!
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Constance Sayers talking about her debut novel, A Witch in Time, which is forthcoming in February.
A finalist for Alternating Current’s 2016 Luminaire Award for Best Prose, her short stories have appeared in Souvenir and Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women as well as The Sky is a Free Country.
Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She received her master of arts in English from George Mason University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She attended The Bread Loaf Writers Conference where she studied with Charles Baxter and Lauren Groff. Currently, she is a media executive at Atlantic Media (publisher of The Atlantic).
She lives in Maryland and is the co-founder of the Thoughtful Dog literary magazine.
In this episode Constance and I discuss:
- How a painting inspired A Witch in Time
- Blending together multiple storylines into a cohesive narrative
- Managing pacing with different storylines
- Balancing writing and researching
- Novel-writing lessons from writing short stories
Plus, her #1 tip for writers.
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