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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

Title search

What books do you turn to for guidance? And what books are you missing?

By Catherine Buni | Published: January 6, 2014

Monica Wood: Up in Mexico

Monica Wood talks about writing novels, researching personal stories and growing up in Mexico, Maine, the setting of her memoir.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 1, 2014

Last writes

If you’re the family scribe, chances are you’ll be asked to produce (and deliver) a eulogy. Are you ready to speak of the dead?

By Roy Peter Clark | Published: December 30, 2013