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War zones and writing that heals

Veteran’s Day honors members of the military who have served in times of war and peace. These stories honor their journeys.

By Julia Aparicio, Editorial Associate | Published: November 11, 2015

Tim O’Brien: The things he carries

For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.

By Jack Smith | Published: November 10, 2015

Mary Karr: Boss of memoir

She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.

By Nicki Porter | Published: November 6, 2015

Hannah Moskowitz on the edge

A young author puts more “A” than “Y” in her YA stories and comes up with an approach that works for teens.

By Sharon Naylor | Published: November 4, 2015

A toolbox to build character

Creating characters is challenging work. Our craft toolbox can build their personalities.

By Julia Aparicio, Editorial Assistant | Published: November 3, 2015