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Gifts for you

’Tis the season for gift giving. We asked six authors with recently published novels to offer tips – as gifts to aspiring writers.

Published: November 1, 2013

Full quart press

Poet and journalist Alissa Quart combines her skills for a sprawling examination of the outsider class.

By Kristen Andresen | Published: November 1, 2013

Jesmyn Ward: Structure and Memoir

Ward found out the hard way that writing memoir is a very different experience from creating fiction, and that it is something she’ll never attempt again. Memoirists and novelists alike will find something of value in Ward’s thoughts on her latest work.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: October 29, 2013

Be advised

From the classroom to the newsroom, good advice can last a lifetime.

By Julia Rappaport | Published: October 29, 2013

Nancy K. Miller: How I Write

“I wanted to smoke in a left Bank café,” Miller says. “I wanted to be sophisticated and daring, nothing like my nice-Jewish-girl self and her nice Jewish parents from whom I longed to escape.” What she found in Paris, however, was a deeper connection to her parents – and a sense that liberté may lie elsewhere.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: October 29, 2013

Anecdotally speaking

The key to finding “real life” sources is to search broadly, keep lists and get out of the house.

By Kelly James-Enger | Published: October 29, 2013