561 articles found

Natural talent

Diane Ackerman combines her love of writing with a deep dedication to science.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 20, 2015

Doug Wright: I am my own scribe

Playwright Doug Wright  talks about  obsessions, legacy, outliers  and the creative freedom of crafting for the stage.

By Julie Krug | Published: April 18, 2015

What I learned at AWP15

The country’s largest writers conference is overwhelmingly massive. Here’s how one attendee navigated the riches.

By Nicki Porter, contributing editor | Published: April 14, 2015

Off and running at AWP15

The Writer’s associate editor shares reflections from AWP 2015.

By Meredith Quinn, contributing editor | Published: April 10, 2015

See you at AWP15!

AWP15! Meet our editors, grab free goodies, get a special attendee-only subscription rate and enter our mini-contest.

By Nicki Porter, contributing editor | Published: April 8, 2015

Roy Peter Clark: Last writes redux

Roy Peter Clark’s tips for crafting eulogies is a helpful guide to any kind of writing. When his mother died, he had to put his own advice in action.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: April 2, 2015

Get your yoga on as a writer

I’m thoroughly in favor of people writing from a deeper place, not the thinking part of the mind, but rather memory and image and feeling, and so yoga helps us get in touch with the feeling self.

By Meredith Quinn, contributing editor | Published: March 25, 2015

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