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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee, with two brothers and one sister, and a wide assortment of animals who ran away often. After graduating from Amherst College, she worked as an editor at The Atlantic Monthly, fact-checking stories on topics such as rocket science, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and autism. After The Atlantic, she worked as a journalist, writing stories about public health, patient-led disease research organizations, drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa, and U.S. efforts at HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in Uganda and Kenya. Her journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and Globalpost, among others. Her essay, “Killing In T ...more

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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne I'm supposed to "write through it" but too often I let it infect me like a virus, moving from cell to cell, until I am paralyzed with indecision. So, …moreI'm supposed to "write through it" but too often I let it infect me like a virus, moving from cell to cell, until I am paralyzed with indecision. So, I read a lot of books, think about what's working or not for those books, which ultimately helps me see the way through. I suppose you could say that I "read through it." It's a slower process, perhaps, but it's worked so far. This year, though, as I finish the first draft of my next book, I am determined to try to write through the blocks! (less)
Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne Being able to create worlds out of whole cloth. I love that. I'm not a plotter, but a pantser, so I get into it for the characters and then see where …moreBeing able to create worlds out of whole cloth. I love that. I'm not a plotter, but a pantser, so I get into it for the characters and then see where the story goes from there. Discovering who a character is and why they do what they is endlessly fascinating. (less)
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