Research is just as essential in contemporary novels as it is in historical ones.
“Research can send me down the rabbit hole, and, like Alice, I might not come up for air for hours as I wander and ponder and fill my basket with the historical jewels I want to use.”
Knowing what editors are looking for can increase your chances of getting your stories published.
These writers and editors have refused to let their youth impede their careers.
Julia Alvarez shares the key elements of her life and work as a novelist, poet and researcher.
Mystery writer Barbara Neely wrote her first novel Blanche on the Lam while working a 60-hour-a-week, full-time job.
Read the third-place winner of our “Great Break” short story contest.
Our second-place winning story was inspired by several trips to Venice.
For the first time since she was 15 years old, Stephanie Danler is no longer working in a restaurant. Thanks to a two-book deal with Knopf, she’s now able to devote herself full time to writing.
A universal story must also be a specific one.