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Edward P. Jones' untold stories
The author of The Known World on crafting his imaginative Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and his creative process.
Writing a winner
The results of the first New Discovery Literary Award for Short Fiction, co-sponsored by The Writer and Rosebud, and an insightful analysis of the winning entry by a noted fiction writer.
Create your own book tour
New authors may well be on their own in organizing a book tour. Here's how to go on the road.
Hate to be interviewed? Get over it
Get a book published and you'd better be ready to help publicize it. Here are some pointers on improving as an interviewee.
Your blueprint for building a better screenplay
Most Hollywood films have a common structure, as well as requirements for each major part. Here's the blueprint.
Learn to recycle your freelance 'leftovers'
An article is apt to leave you with unused "leftovers"--sidebars, trimmed copy, interviews, etc. Put them to good use.
5 tips to sharpen dialogue
Good dialogue is crucial to your fiction, revealing character, advancing a storyline and more. Learn how to do it better from our novelist.
From the editor
Mark Haddon on why kids books are so "bloody difficult," plus other literary notes, Dear Writer, and information on contests and conferences.
Octogenarian finds it's never too late
In retirement, our writer found publishing success with his history of World War II's Ultra Secret--the crucial codebreaking project in which he himself participated.
Setting up your work space
Don't work where you sleep--and other tips on finding and creating a comfortable, productive place to do your writing.
Push your writing to the edge
"Writing with edge" is a popular term these days. But just what is it, and do you want it?
Poet to poet
For the right poem, meter and rhyme are some traditional stylistic tools you need in your toolbox.
Earn more with reprints
You can make your articles do double or triple duty by effectively scouting the reprint markets. Here's how.
A review of How to Be Your Own Literary Agent: An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Richard Curtis, plus some brief looks at other writing books.
Write and sell how-to tips
Short how-to pieces aren't going to make you rich, but they can be quite cost-effective once you get the hang of them.
How I write
For The Atlantic Monthly's William Langewiesche, writing is a "tough racket" but also a privileged profession.
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