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.
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.
Get inspired and block out distractions with these writer-minded playlists.
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.
“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.”
Edits that look like bloodshed are ultimately lifesavers.
We hope you enjoy this issue’s stories about playwriting, role-playing, magical realism, the woes and wonders of a good editor, tips from paperback writers and much more about the life and craft of writers.
“When I don’t write, I become a miserable and awful, depressive, semi-alcoholic nightmare of my worst self.”
One of the most precious aspects of a writer’s talent is voice, the tell-tale sign of who is sitting on the other side of the story.
Expand your interviews by asking the right questions.