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Cynthia Bond’s spectacular kick

Author and activist Cynthia Bond goes after the demons behind social issues and personal history to craft a story of hope.

By Julie Krug | Published: September 26, 2015

Tracy K Smith: Writers on writing

“Every discovery that I make as a writer, and the work it allows me to do, is true only for as long as it is true.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: September 16, 2015

Mary Gordon: Dropped by an angel

In The Writer Interview, Mary Gordon talks with editor Alicia Anstead about crafting scenes and dissects a paragraph from her book “The Liar’s Wife.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

Sharon Olds: Writers on Writing

It’s good for me to notice the tiniest sub-“thought” which goes through my mind, almost too fast to notice—to catch it before it’s gone, to jot it down. Whhhsshht!

By Gabriel Packard | Published: June 23, 2015

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