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Elizabeth Strout is there

Although she has lived in New York City for most of her life, Elizabeth Strout looks to her home state of Maine for stories. Turns out, you can get there from here.

By Jack Smith | Published: August 1, 2013

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