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Rick Moody: Writers on Writing

“If you are in the furnace of pure language, it seems to me now, you are in the place where new stories and new ideas about what storytelling is are located.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: April 1, 2014

Soman Chainani: How I Write

Chainani is the author of a New York Times bestselling young adult novel, The School for Good and Evil, which is the first in a trilogy and is being turned into a movie by Universal Pictures. We talked about his topsy-turvy path to novel writing and Hollywood.

By Andrew Chow | Published: April 1, 2014

Words, words, words

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.

Published: April 1, 2014

Anita Shreve: Soldier on

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.

By Hillary Casavant | Published: March 21, 2014

Mystical jolt

Young poets gather to learn the craft from literary stars.

By Robert Hirschfield | Published: March 21, 2014