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Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Andrea Barrett The Hidden Map of the Story 1 Aimee Bender Somewhere along the Line, I Ate Fairy Tales 16 Amy Bloom Writing and Therapy Have Nothing in Common 26 Elizabeth Cox Putting the Pain in Straight 39 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Writers Are Great Eavesdroppers 55 Maria Flook I'll See It When I Believe It 68 Lynn Freed Colonizing the Territory of the Fiction 77 Gish Jen Writing off into the Darkness 88 Nora Okja Keller Trying to Inhabit a Soul 96 Jill McCorkle Always Looking for the Bite 112 Elizabeth McCracken You Must Be Prepared to Break Your Own Heart 127 Sue Miller The Hot Dramas of the Domestic Scene 140 Sena Jeter Naslund To Be Human Is to Be Artistically Creative 155 Ann Patchett Constantly Plagiarizing Myself 167 Jayne Anne Phillips Taking Cues from the Work Itself 186 A. J. Verdelle Managing the Whole Fictive World 200 Lois-Ann Yamanaka The Characters Know the Sound of Their Own Voice 211 Bibliography 225
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Women authors, American Interviews, Authors, American 20th century Interviews, Authors, American 21st century Interviews, Women and literature United States, Authorship