433 articles found

What’s the big idea?

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.

By Patti Hartigan | Published: March 17, 2015

Tom Sleigh: Writers on writing

“I tried to arrange my life so that I could have the time in the morning to sit down and work. As soon as you make a decision like that, you give a shape to your life.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: March 17, 2015

Ed talk

Edits that look like bloodshed are ultimately lifesavers.

By Lydie Raschka | Published: March 17, 2015

Celebrating nature in writing

We hope you enjoy this issue’s stories about playwriting, role-playing, magical realism, the woes and wonders of a good editor, tips from paperback writers and much more about the life and craft of writers.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: March 17, 2015

Find your writing voice

One of the most precious aspects of a writer’s talent is voice, the tell-tale sign of who is sitting on the other side of the story.

By Meredith Quinn, contributing editor | Published: March 13, 2015

Unearthing future classics

Is the recent wave of newly discovered, never-before-published stories by iconic authors a trend in the writing world?

By Meredith Quinn, contributing editor | Published: March 3, 2015

Teen spirit

The teen literary journal “Canvas” offers a multitude of ways for readers, writers and artists to connect.

By Melissa Hart | Published: February 23, 2015