Julia Fine

Instructor & Writer
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Julia Fine is the author of The Upstairs House, winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, and What Should Be Wild, which was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Superior First Novel Award. Her third novel, Maddalena and the Dark, is forthcoming in June 2023.


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Cover Photo: This is a production still from the original 'The Secret Garden' movie. In it, the three main characters are all together in the garden. Next to them is a small pond with lily pads and ducks and the walls of the garden are growing green and strong all around them.
Finding the Secret Door Into Your Novel

If you’ve ever written a novel or tried to write a novel, you’ll understand the immensity of building out a book from nothing.

Dec 22, 2022
Cover Photo: This header image includes the cover of Adrienne Celt's new novel END OF THE WORLD HOUSE and her headshot.
Adrienne Celt Asks, “What makes something meaningful?”

Julia Fine interviews Adrienne Celt about her new novel ‘End of the World House,’ writing time loops, and creating narrative architecture.

Jun 29, 2022