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Bah-ha-ha

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

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