Right now is perhaps the worst time in my memory for publishing a novel. That is, for a mainstream print publisher to pay you and…Read article
Hi, I’m Will Weaver.
I’m a writer from Minnesota. My Midwest roots are important to my writing, but that’s me dressed up for the National Books Awards in New York City where I was recent judge. In my writing I always aim for a closely observed setting–one that I know well–but I’m really after universal themes–matters of the heart that connect us all. So if you’re a reader on your own search, thanks for visiting my site. You’ll find fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. If you’re an aspiring writer or just like literary conversation, take a look at my blog, “In The Write.” Welcome!
"As a writer Weaver is that rare, real thing–a backwoods pitcher with a 98 mile-per-hour fastball."
My World. Real and imagined. In Writing
The post-apocalyptic future is near, and the Newell family escape to the safety of their summer cabin to survive in the new world.Read more
A collection of hand-picked stories that offer a vivid portrait of swirling, intergenerational changes in the Midwest.Read more
Two years ago, the ash started falling like gray snow. Now Miles and Sarah must adapt to a changing world.Read more
In the summer of '65, high school sophomore-to-be Paul lands a job outside his communal farm, and begins to see the real nature of adults.Read more
In the Write
If you write and like books, this blog's for you.
Your reader at some point needs facts, background, and foundational material–what we in the writing biz call Exposition. And the trick is to weave exposition…Read article
After having a dozen novels published by New York houses, I should know better than to make this mistake. But it just happened to…Read article