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Some of the greatest works of literature have emerged from times of crisis, and with most of the world in lockdown, we have more time to write than ever before. But where can we find inspiration?

Mona SimpsonLook no further than PEN to Paper, a video series of original writing exercises from authors of the PEN America World Voices Festival. Writers we love share short prompts to stir the imagination in these home videos. Our online audiences gain intimate insights into their favorite writers and their unique approaches to craft while putting their own pens to paper.

Novelist Mona Simpson believes writing is a constant practice. To help you nurture yours, she shares five tips, plenty of helpful anecdotes, and even some musical inspiration.

Check out her video now, and order her newest book, Casebook, on Bookshop or on Amazon.

About Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is the author of six novels. The seventh will appear next year from Knopf.