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What inspired that novel?

Where do stories come from? A look at the inspiration behind 10 classic novels.

By Meredith Quinn, Contributing Editor | Published: February 9, 2015

At the sentence level

Slow down! Crafting sentences in your head might help you get them right on the page.

By Nicki Porter, Contributing Editor | Published: February 2, 2015

Fail Better

What does success look like?

(Hint: Sometimes it looks like failure.)

By Louise DeSalvo | Published: January 26, 2015

8 Foods to Beat Writer’s Block

It happens to all of us: that moment in the middle of that work day when we hit a roadblock. These energy foods can help boost your productivity.

By Meredith Quinn, Contributing Editor | Published: January 26, 2015

Score!

With more than 600 million potential readers, why aren’t you pitching sports fiction?  

By Megan Kaplon | Published: January 20, 2015

Peter Godwin: Writers on Writing

You have to be prepared to embrace a life of solitude. Not all the time. But when you’re writing, that’s what is required.

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 20, 2015

Becoming fearless

Bravery may not always be easy. But it certainly forces us to prevail in the presence of danger and fear, which nearly every writer confronts.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 20, 2015