I’m not writing about myself. I’m writing about characters making discoveries in time and making realizations. … When the ground shifts, the ground shifts because that’s the way it happened. Watching people witness history and make sense of history as they live it is so much more interesting than coming in and playing omniscient god. … It’s actually trying to get closer to reality, which is damn murky and filled with blind spots and wrong turns and people doing their best at the moment with limited information.
— David Grann: 19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker
People don’t really care about issues so much as they care about the stories and the characters that bring those issues to life.
— by Sarah Stillman 19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker