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Julian Fellowes, creator, writer and executive producer of the monster-hit miniseries Downton Abbey, shares his writing philosophy and explains why being an actor is helpful when writing dialogue.
2012 Short-Story Contest
An assignment in a fiction workshop blossomed into Home Repair, the short story that won our judges over in The Writer's 2012 Short-Story contest.
Going the Great Distances
With 10 novels, two screenplays and many other accomplishments, David L. Robbins takes readers back to his military roots and to the sea with his new novel.
Keep the Faith
Faith-based screenplays are raking in millions of dollars in Hollywood. Pastor Stephen Kendrick, screewriter Howie Klausner and writer Andrea Nasfell discuss the work, the process and the God factor.
Putting creativity into play
Frequent trips to antique shops, making a puppet theater out of cardboard: The world is full of distractions. One writer turns those detours into right-brain exercises.
The books choose me
Working at a bookstore may seem tedious, but being constantly surrounded by reading material can change reading and writing habits.
Finding another language
When a poet stumbles with his own voice and requires a new trajectory, he summons the voices and words of others. Sometimes they say exactly what he meant to say.
A literary journal tells the stories of veterans, their families, friends and caregivers.
The slam-dunk team
While the publishing landscape of the 21st century can be bumpy and difficult to navigate, the key to assuring a shot at success is to master the courting process.
Join the masses
Notes as the largest literary conference in North America, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs's Conference & Bookfair in Boston is the place to be.
In Every Issue
You never know where a tangent might lead. Get creative when writing about media regulars. Also in TN: Wendy Lesser, explaining novellas, useful apps for writers and more.
A new anthology offers elegant and useful essays about the craft of writing, and four reviewers discuss the state of the book review.
How I Write
Jamaican-born author Colin Channer talks about writing habits and influences, and explains why he is an "obsessive reviser."