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Alexander Maksik on character and point of view

An author makes many choices before settling into his or her novel’s voice and characters. We asked Maksik to uncover his process for pinning down those sometimes elusive concepts.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: September 30, 2013

Character profile

If you’re stuck developing a character, don the journalist hat and set up an interview – with your character.

By Patrick Scalisi | Published: September 30, 2013

Writing is hard. Why do it?

Find inspiration in George Orwell’s “Why I Write” – and then discover your own answer.

By Whitney Faber | Published: September 23, 2013

Go-to guides

In honor of National Dictionary Day, we asked five creative writing professors for their must-have writing resources.

Published: September 1, 2013