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Tom Robbins, beloved for his novels, makes the leap to memoir.
How to find the story between cultural pressure and personal desire.
The novelist’s workshop takes writing from the mat to the page.
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Dorothy Allison looks at writing with grit, humor and joy.
Do you ever forget the first writing teacher who steered you toward a career?
Andre Dubus III gets primitive with a routine of dreams, poetry and pencils.
An author makes many choices before settling into his or her novel’s voice and characters. We asked Maksik to uncover his process for pinning down those sometimes elusive concepts.
If you’re stuck developing a character, don the journalist hat and set up an interview – with your character.