The Facts of Fiction

In "The Facts of Fiction” award-winning author Soniah Kamal discusses the art and craft of writing fiction as well as the ins and outs of the writer’s life both on the page and off the page.

Dear GWA members, This will be my last column for the time being. Thank you for reading my offerings this past year. In January I wrote about beginning…
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