Neuroscientist and Fiction Writer, An Interview with Ashok N. Hegde

by Lynn S. Schwebach Writers often work day jobs in addition to clocking evening hours on their writing. If they're lucky, those daytime jobs include skills that nurture the creative seeds needed to develop original works of art. Ashok N. Hegde is one of those lucky individuals. By day, Hegde is the William Harvey Endowed Professor …

Audrey Niffenegger: An Interview on Writing Books, Creating Art, and Teaching

by Lynn S. Schwebach When you discover an author who is also a visual artist, you’re on the path to uncovering the secrets of creativity. Someone who works in both artistic domains is defying those experts who say we are either “word” people or “image” people. Which happens to be the case with Audrey Niffenegger. …

Become a Traveler Not a Tourist

by Lynn S. Schwebach Authors working at the start of the 20th century— Henry James, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham—traveled widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, often residing in different “summer” and “winter” locales. Many of these writers’ iconic characters did the same, which added to their complexity and interesting lifestyles. Creative individuals of all genres romanticize …