Favorite Writing Tip: In her essay “The Getaway Car,” Ann Patchett talks about how what you envision your story being in your head will always be different once it touches the page. Being able to make peace with that simple truth has been crucial to my ability to sit down and write without judgment.
Ran Walker (he/him) (RanWalker.com) is the author of 23 books. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project’s inaugural National Indie Author of the Year Award, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best Fiction E-book Award, the 2018 Virginia Indie Author Project Award for Adult Fiction, and the Blind Corner Afrofuturism Microfiction Contest. A former practicing attorney, he now teaches on the creative writing faculty of Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and better half, Lauren, and his creative little rockstar daughter, Zoë.