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Storyteller Spotlight

Our contributors and editors give us a glimpse into their current projects and the inspiration behind their stories, plus offer advice for other creative types.

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Letting Go of Her Game Face

Acclaimed writer/director Melissa Johnson on how she transitioned from the world of sports to the land of art—and how she learned to put her vulnerability on the page.

The Detective Writer Who Hates Murder

Former Narratively senior editor and contributing writer W.M. Akers on the third book in his acclaimed trilogy, his writing advice and staying away from fictional murder as much as possible. 

The Photographer Capturing Vanishing Tribes Before They Disappear

Narratively contributor Abhijit Alka Anil has spent seven years documenting one of the smallest Indigenous tribes in the world as they try to survive—without compromising their ideals.

The TikTok Poet Bringing Untold Black History to the Masses

Nick Courmon is sharing forgotten Black history in a very 2022 way.

The Cartoonist Whose Parents Were Secretly Spies

In her first graphic novel, Narratively Contributor Sophia Glock documents her teenage unraveling after she figured out what her mom and dad really did for a living.

This Writer Seriously Knows Her Sh*t

Science journalist Lina Zeldovich turned her award-winning Narratively story into a book that teaches you way more than you ever thought you needed to know about the power of poop.

The Appalachian Writer Imagining What the Climate Apocalypse Will Look Like

Narratively contributor Alison Stine on her new novel and her advice for writers looking to find their voice.

The Writer Lifting the Veil on the Real Russian Experience

Margarita Gokun Silver’s unique personal history, and new essay collection, show that Soviet and Russian stories are more complex than pop culture would have you believe.

The Writer Sharing the Untold Stories of Female Climate Activists

Narratively contributor Jill L. Ferguson on her latest collaborative book, which covers Australian women’s role in the environmental movement.