Maya Angelou rented a motel room and took down all the wall art. Truman Capote wrote in bed and never started or finished something on a Friday. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, and many others took long, rambling walks. Writers have been trying to hack creativity since quill and parchment existed, but for most people the act of sitting down to write a story or novel feels like an act shrouded in mystery.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars MFA Presenter 2019
Student Mentoring Program Mentor 2019
About Elizabeth Charles
Elizabeth Charles writes fiction and teaches undergraduate composition and creative writing at Arizona State University, where she is currently pursuing an MFA. She is a recipient of the 2017 Virginia G. Piper Global Residency Fellowship and 2018 Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship in Singapore. Her work has appeared most recently in Bird’s Thumb and is forthcoming in Fiction Southeast.