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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

In the shadow of terror

In her debut novel, Vaddey Ratner looks to her personal memories about fleeing the Khmer Rouge and to creative spirit as an artist to honor the lives of the fallen.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 6, 2013

Finding Fitzgerald

The actor Scott Shepherd has performed the entire text of The Great Gatsby hundreds of times onstage. What does he know about F. Scott Fitzgerald? A lot, old sport.

By Scott Shepherd | Published: May 6, 2013

Russell Banks’ currency

The novelist talks about developing character, crafting stories and the passion necessary for both.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 1, 2013

The mything queen

Novelist Samhita Arni has a simple style, but her method is every bit as deliberate as the original writers of the myths she revisits.

By Kavitha Rao | Published: April 1, 2013