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MFAs: The cost-benefit debate
A panel of 5 accomplished writers debates the pros and cons of this advanced degree in writing
Archive: Make the most of minor characters
Turn a potentially dull, "necessary" scene into one with memorable characters and added drama
10 movies every writer must see
They'll not only entertain you, but just might motivate and inspire, too
Which type of writer are you?
A writing coach describes the four main personalities she sees and advises how to overcome what might be holding you back
Step by Step: Intensity, intensity!
For maximum impact in fiction and nonfiction storytelling, power up key passages to strike the i-nerve
Freelancing: Painful lessons
Learn from some "rookie mistakes" writers have made
Use podcasts to promote your book
Distributing an audio file is a new tool for personalizing yourself and building an audience
New words show a language in transition, and other stories
How to begin grant writing
Mom living overseas truns e-mails into essays
Off the Cuff
Bound to the land
A Pulitzer finalist on how she imbues her writing with a distinct sensibility
Writer at Work
An effective setting for her teen novel was close at hand
Author found that her wacky, nonexotic New Jersey had just the right stuff
Create a writing specialty
Whether you're an experienced freelancer or just starting out, a specialty can help you get published-and earn more money
Giving back as a writing mentor
Writing for parenting markets
6 strategies to make your work stand out in this popular niche
A risk-taking, young journal "reimagines place"
How I Write