134 articles found

And then what happened?

Is there any story more fun to read – and to write – than a good crime story?

By Alicia Anstead, editor-in-chief | Published: September 22, 2015

Running on heart: Edith Pearlman

Prior to “Binocular Vision,” Edith Pearlman’s writing had given her a feeling of success, some recognition and a small, devoted following – but not a large publishing contract.

By Elizabeth King Humphrey | Published: September 21, 2015

Mary Gordon: Dropped by an angel

In The Writer Interview, Mary Gordon talks with editor Alicia Anstead about crafting scenes and dissects a paragraph from her book “The Liar’s Wife.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

Beverly Jenkins: How I Write

“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

Craft the perfect crime

While we don’t want you to commit a crime, we want your characters to. Read on to learn how to win $1,000 and publication in The Writer.

By Meredith Quinn, associate editor | Published: July 16, 2015