The Joy of Writing


In an exclusive interview with Authorlink, Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants and At the Water’s Edge, talks about research in fiction, story arcs, and the sheer love of writing:

I find inspiration everywhere. Some of the snippets of conversation, you have no idea what it’s about, but you know that the people’s hearts are breaking and it’s poignant and it’s a real moment in their lives. And I’m always dying to know what happened and what led up to it but I can only do that in my imagination.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →