More About the Author
Sherry Ellis is the author of Illuminating Fiction, Now Write! Nonfiction and Now Write! Fiction. She became interested in examining the writing process when she was working on her first novel and found herself turning to respected writing teachers for their expertise. Determined to discover more, Sherry interviewed these authors as well as other esteemed writers, and then asked them to contribute writing exercises that had helped them as well as their students. The result is this amazing series of Now Write! books, a series that will inspire writers of all levels and genres. Sherry Ellis is currently working on Now Write! Screenwriting! while continuing her own creative work.
Now Write!, is the first in the series of writing exercise books. It focuses on the art of fiction and includes writing exercises by Steve Almond, Robert Olen Butler, Amy Bloom, Jill McCorkle, Alison Lurie, Jayne Anne Phillips, Virgil Suarez and many more authors. Now Write! was selected as one of the best writing books of the year by The Writer magazine, and it was a selection of the Writer's Digest Book Club.
Ellis' second book of writing exercises, Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers, focuses on the art of non-fiction. It includes contributions from Gay Talese, Ishmael Beah, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo and Lee Gutkind.
Ellis' book of author interviews, Illuminating Fiction, includes interviews with Arthur Golden, Edward P. Jones (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Julia Glass (winner of the National Book Award), Jill McCorkle, Ron Carlson, and Margot Livesey. Several of the interviews were initially published in literary magazines. Ellis' interview with Julia Glass received Honorable Mention by New Millennium Writings.