William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. To celebrate his 450th birthday this month, we asked seven scholars and novelists what writers can learn from reading the Bard.
Anita Shreve wrote nine drafts of her latest novel, Stella Bain, before it was published. With persistence and passion, she saw the book through to its end, an approach that has paid off throughout her 24 years as a novelist. Time and again, her novels demonstrate how dynamic characters and complex plots can bridge the gap between mainstream and literary.
Young poets gather to learn the craft from literary stars.
Spoken word poet Sarah Kay discusses writing, listening and the freedom to give poetry a try.
“I have learned that my best ideas come when I am patient.”
Author Teju Cole turns a narrative essay into a compelling Twitter feed.
Shy about interviews? Intimidated by stars? These four strategies will build professional confidence.
During the endless weeks of March, writers face roadblocks in their work, whether it’s a problem story, a silent muse or a creative slump. These novelists, nonfiction writers and poets share how they power through the rough patches in chilly times.
Customize your own rules for revision.
Playwright, screenwriter and producer Sarah Treem takes the triple-threat road to success.