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4 keys to world building in fantasy
You get to create and bring to life a system of magic, whole cities, and the people who will tell your story. Sounds like fun, no?
A thicker skin, more rigorous critiques were her tickets to publication
How a new tough-love approach worked for one novelist.
This is (not) my beautiful life
A novelist wonders how far you should manipulate experiences to write an engaging memoir.
Writing poetry about poetry
To compose a successful ars poetica poem, try one of three time-tested approaches.
Interview: Survivor out of Carolina
Dorothy Allison’s bold, defiant writer’s voice has stayed strong, despite a harrowing three-year bout with writer’s block.
How to make a great first impression online
A generous and authentic approach to social media will earn you and your book raves.
Use your camera as a notebook
Our novelist has built a convenient trove of information about everything from light and sky to clothing and hairstyles.
Day jobs that help you get your writing done
Which aspects of a job get in the way of one’s literary passion? A novelist went after some answers.
10 ways to break into new markets
This freelancer has found success by proposing the types of articles that solve problems for readers.
Interview: Life and death, drama and humor, join hands
Alan Ball, creator of the hit HBO dramas True Blood and Six Feet Under, mines the richness of everyday life.
Finished your MFA? Now what?
Here is some advice on how to maintain your momentum and keep writing steadily.
Dealing with death
How surrealism and humor can strengthen a story’s bitter moments. Think Tim Burton.
Do you need to build a platform?
More writers are developing a strategy early on to distinguish themselves in the marketplace.
Blogging for bucks
With an increased demand for quality content, writers find more work online.
The Georgia Review
This month we look at The Georgia Review's tone, preferences and contributors.
Read surefire tips on entering contests from a contest winner, as well as Lisa Shearin’s bi-monthly column, a question for Ask The Writer, and more.
Reviews of new books of interest to writers.
This month, our annual roundup of writing programs.
How I Write
Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, often writes to re-create an emotion that haunts her.