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The mything queen

Novelist Samhita Arni has a simple style, but her method is every bit as deliberate as the original writers of the myths she revisits.

By Kavitha Rao | Published: April 1, 2013

A Capitol Poet

Poet Richard Blanco shared the stage with President Barack Obama on inauguration day. He’s hoping poetry will find its way from the Capitol steps back into daily life.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: February 28, 2013

Nina Revoyr: How I Write

“The first draft is like throwing a hunk of clay onto the wheel. It’s literally getting down the raw material, and revision is my way of going back to shape something from that.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 28, 2013

Julian Fellowes: true to the Period

Screenwriter Julian Fellowes is the singular voice behind the lush PBS series Downton Abbey. His philosophy is grounded in something less extravagant: believing in yourself as a writer.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: January 5, 2013