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Class in session

We asked 10 writing teachers and professors for a peek inside their classrooms. Here are their top writing tips for students.

Published: August 23, 2014

Southern writers

We asked three Southern writers how they capture the region in their novels.

Published: June 24, 2014

Independence Day

For July, we’re celebrating independent characters who drive fictional stories. We asked seven novelists how they develop unforgettable heroes and heroines.

Published: May 27, 2014

Dealing in dystopia

June 25 marks the 111th birthday of novelist George Orwell, best known for his dystopian masterpiece 1984. Dystopian books such as Orwell’s explore social and political structures within an often dehumanized, doomed society. We asked three fiction writers for the key elements of a good dystopian story.

Published: May 15, 2014

Tune In

Song lyrics combine the poetry form with a story narrative and the confessional elements of a personal essay. These award-winning lyricists share the principles of good songwriting, which have application across all genres.

Published: May 1, 2014

Words, words, words

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. To celebrate his 450th birthday this month, we asked seven scholars and novelists what writers can learn from reading the Bard.

Published: April 1, 2014

The long haul

During the endless weeks of March, writers face roadblocks in their work, whether it’s a problem story, a silent muse or a creative slump. These novelists, nonfiction writers and poets share how they power through the rough patches in chilly times.

Published: March 1, 2014

Love doctors

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s time for some good old-fashioned love advice. Six romance novelists spill their quick and dirty secrets.

Published: January 1, 2014

Pop the cork

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, what will be your 2014 resolution? Four writers share their top suggestions.

Published: December 1, 2013

Gifts for you

’Tis the season for gift giving. We asked six authors with recently published novels to offer tips – as gifts to aspiring writers.

Published: November 1, 2013