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The abundant life

Focus on the truth of your writing, says Julia Cameron, and stay focused on your creative mission. You may find the prosperity you’re seeking.

By Julie Krug | Published: April 21, 2015

Natural talent

Diane Ackerman combines her love of writing with a deep dedication to science.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 20, 2015

What’s the big idea?

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.

By Patti Hartigan | Published: March 17, 2015

As long as it takes

Newspaper man Sam Quinones explores the labyrinthine twists and turns of extended storytelling.

By Megan Kaplon, Photos by Sam Quinones | Published: February 19, 2015

Madam, I’m Adam

Editor Alicia Anstead talks about craft with Ariel Schrag.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: February 19, 2015

Peter Godwin: Writers on Writing

You have to be prepared to embrace a life of solitude. Not all the time. But when you’re writing, that’s what is required.

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 20, 2015

The curious Cuse of Bates Motel

Screenwriter and showrunner Carlton Cuse on shaping TV stories, collaborating with a team, the writers’ room and the importance of a good lunch.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: January 5, 2015

Hilton Als: Writers on writing

“If you present the emotional truth of a situation, particularly in an essay or a poem, it transcends genre.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: January 5, 2015