Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Hannah Sandoval

Hannah Sandoval’s essay “Rabies Bites: How Stephen King Made a Dog a Compelling Main Character” appears in Writing for Animals.   Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I feel my depictions of animals have become more realistic. In my first novel, the protagonist’s …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Paula MacKay

Paula MacKay’s essay “Rewilding Literature: Catalyzing Compassion for Wild Predators through Creative Nonfiction” appears in Writing for Animals.   Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I’ve come to recognize that creative storytelling about animals (and people) is key to wildlife conservation. Early in …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Kipp Wessel

Kipp Wessel’s essay “Meeting the Wild Things Where They Are” appears in Writing for Animals. Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I’m a fiction writer, and my strongest artistic instinct is to write solely from experience and imagination. But when it comes to …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Rosemary Lombard

Rosemary Lombard’s essay “A Case for More Reality in Writing for Animals” appears in Writing for Animals. Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness has evolved? A: That is a long story with many bends. In grad school, except for a single nonfiction course, I was schooled in academic …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Joanna Lilley

Joanna Lilley’s essay “Do We Have the Right to Write About Animals?” appears in Writing for Animals. Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I think animals have always been part of my writing or perhaps nature more broadly. I remember when I was a …

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