Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Marybeth Holleman

Marybeth Holleman’s essay “Other Nations” appears in Writing for Animals.   Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: It’s become more challenging, and more interesting. The more I learn and experience the more-than-human world, the more I see the need, as a writer, to …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Hunter Liguore

Hunter Ligoure’s essay “Writing Animals Where You Are” appears in Writing for Animals. Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: Compassion. With knowledge comes the awareness that there is no separation between animals and humans, nor is there a hierarchy of animals that are …

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Q&A with WRITING FOR ANIMALS contributor Beth Lyons

Beth Lyons’s essay “Real Advocacy within Fantasy Worlds” appears in Writing for Animals.   Q: In what ways has your writing changed as your knowledge and awareness of animals has evolved? A: I am primarily a genre writer — fantasy and science fiction — and my early work was pre-vegan. I didn’t always include meat eating …

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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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