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Only Connect: Writing conference tips

Attending workshops and talks with established writers can give insight into one’s own process and identify new goals and the areas of one’s work that may need improvement.

Published: May 26, 2015


We asked humor writers one simple question: How do you make something funny?

Published: April 21, 2015

Waxing Poetic

In honor of National Poetry Month, the best poets in America share the poets and poetry that have influenced and inspired their own writing.

Published: February 18, 2015

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