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How This Writer Got a Book Deal From Her Narratively Story about the Socialite who Sterilized Her Daughter

Audrey Clare Farley always wanted to write a book about eugenics, and her essay on Ann Cooper Hewitt opened the door.

The Writer Helping People Care for the Land—and for Themselves

Narratively contributor Shanna B. Tiayon on homesteading, gardening, Black Lives Matter, and staying well.

The Writer Taking on the “Troubled Teen” Industry

Kenneth R. Rosen’s parents had him kidnapped and sent to unregulated wilderness therapy camps. His next book dives deep into these murky programs.

This Writer is Lifting the Veil on Lower Surgery

Finlay Games’ 2018 Narratively story was his first-ever professional piece. Two years later he has a memoir book deal and a newfound sense of purpose in sharing his gender...

The Writers Who Want to Get Americans to Talk to Each Other Again

Narratively contributors Justine Lee and Tria Chang teamed up to "Make America Dinner Again" and bridge the political divide.

A Memoir about Multiple Personalities That’s 25 Years in the Making

Vivian Conan on the long and baffling process of living with dissociative identity disorder, and writing a memoir when the ending is unknown.

Suzanne Heintz is Done Playing House

The documentary filmmaker talks to Narratively about the end of her 20-year project that challenged popular notions about women and marriage.

How One Writer Found His Happily Whatever After

Stewart Lewis on rom-com writing, publishing during the pandemic, and why escapist reads are more important than ever.

A Fortress Full of Stories

Danish writer Anja Klemp Vilgaard works near a castle built by a pirate king – and finds a hidden piece of history around every corner.