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A.M. Homes: Writers on Writing

“The most important thing I’ve learned is to stay curious, to stay open to what the characters bring to the story – don’t be overly determined to control the story but rather let it evolve organically.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: July 17, 2013

Alice Hoffman: How I Write

While studying for her master’s degree at Stanford University, Alice Hoffman was approached by Ted Solotaroff, founder of American Review literary journal, and she quickly learned two cardinal rules of publication: Write often and write fast.

By Hillary Casavant | Published: July 17, 2013

Not for robots

In a technological world, let us not forget that behind every virtuoso work is a human – and some sweat.

By Cynthia Joyce | Published: July 17, 2013

Not-so-secret identities

Mike Jung catapulted his career forward through social media. It helped that he was funny and talented.

By Lisa Wade McCormick | Published: July 10, 2013

High-five structure

Creating narrative tension isn’t only about storytelling. It’s about the nuts and bolts that incrementally build a tale.

By Minal Hajratwala | Published: June 19, 2013

The Book of Amish

Novelist Amish Tripathi meant to spend his career as a mathematician. But the numbers added up to a writer’s life.

By Mridu Khullar Relph | Published: June 3, 2013

Let words collide

Short-form writing can lead to a subatomic investigation of language, also known as revealing the POWER of two.

By Roy Peter Clark | Published: June 3, 2013

Jenna Blum: How I Write

“It’s really not the writing that takes me a long time; it’s the ideation, and the underlying architecture that has to feel solid before I can even start cloaking it in words.”

By Hillary Casavant | Published: June 1, 2013