Review: The Anatomy of Curiosity

The Anatomy of Curiosity
The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


**Thank you to the Lerner Publishing Group via NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

As a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan, just about anything with her name attached piques my interest. Add in the bonus of getting an inside track on the process for three very different, very talented authors…I’m all in.

THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY is a clever construction: three very different short stories from three very different authors, all of whom provide delightful footnotes-style commentary on one particular aspect of their writing process. From character to world-building to the process of drafting — each of these stories is a master class in the creative process.

What I appreciate most is that neither Ms. Stiefvater, Gratton or Yovanoff dictate that “[My] way is the right way,” but instead take the approach that there are multitudes of ways to approach writing creative fiction, so here’s how [I] do it.

Are the stories the very best works from these authors? Not necessarily — but that’s not the point. Whether you’re writing the next great work of classic literature or just a story for a family member, the creative process is what it is. This is a solid trio of short stories with fascinating commentary that is sure to delight readers and writers alike. A clever little collection for clever readers.

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