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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

Sarah Kay: Stage to page

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay discusses writing, listening and the freedom to give poetry a try.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: March 21, 2014

The long haul

During the endless weeks of March, writers face roadblocks in their work, whether it’s a problem story, a silent muse or a creative slump. These novelists, nonfiction writers and poets share how they power through the rough patches in chilly times.

Published: March 1, 2014

Know thy editor

Understanding editors and publications can lead to more success.

By Heather Villa | Published: February 28, 2014