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Bah-ha-ha

We asked humor writers one simple question: How do you make something funny?

Published: April 21, 2015

Being funny

I’m always on the lookout for work that makes me swoon with a finely tuned combination of intellect and emotion.

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: April 21, 2015

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