Novelist and teacher Steve Yarbrough brings a compulsion for words to the page and the classroom.
Do you ever forget the first writing teacher who steered you toward a career?
’Tis the season for gift giving. We asked six authors with recently published novels to offer tips – as gifts to aspiring writers.
Poet and journalist Alissa Quart combines her skills for a sprawling examination of the outsider class.
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.
From the classroom to the newsroom, good advice can last a lifetime.
“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.
The key to finding “real life” sources is to search broadly, keep lists and get out of the house.
Need a break from writing? Here are five tips for inspiring creativity, strengthening skills and refreshing stamina.