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Obsessed by story

Megan Mayhew Bergman moved from short form fiction to nonfiction to a novel. She says she’s not a thrill seeker. But her work may prove her wrong.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 20, 2016

Grabbed by it

Poet Jacqueline Osherow says keep your voice elastic.

By Robert Hirschfield | Published: April 20, 2016

Dinty W. Moore: Writer guy

Dinty W. Moore talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.

By Melissa Hart | Published: April 20, 2016

A tribute to Harper Lee

The Writer pays tribute to Harper Lee with this excerpt from Roy Peter Clark’s book “The Art of X-ray Reading.”

By Roy Peter Clark | Published: April 11, 2016

Savior of literature

It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent writing a national priority.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 11, 2016

Wil Haygood: How I Write

“Book editors expect you to dance a little bit. They expect you to climb the darkest side of the mountain at midnight.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: April 11, 2016

Dream big and be persistent

Don’t be intimidated by today’s publishing environment. The key is the same as it’s always been: dream big and never give up.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: April 11, 2016