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As fans await Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of The Great Gatsby, we asked an actor who has memorized the book to share insights about F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer.
Still the editors
Technology has shifted – but not changed – the editor’s role in publishing.
Making a writer
Six top M.F.A. professors offer wisdom for aspiring writers.
Through fiction, novelist Vaddey Ratner illuminates a Cambodian childhood during the communist regime.
Avoid these eight selling sins when promoting your book.
Hello Mudda, hello Fadda
Camp NaNoWriMo provides
a month-long online community for writers.
Off The Cuff
Taking the train
Tune your ears to the stories around you.
Thou shalt not
The 10 commandments of effective detective fiction.
Promoting cultural change, editors fuse academic writing with lyrical fiction and poetry.
Santa Barbara Writers Conference offers seaside networking and “pirate” workshops.
In Every Issue
Use the psychology of dreams to tap into your artistic imagination. Also in TN: Michael Thomas, the perfect gifts for writing newlyweds and creating characters outside your comfort zone.
Author John McNally pairs humor with hard work in his unique approach to writing.
How I Write
For novelist Jenna Blum, ideas should be “test-driven. And a lot of them only make it to the end of the block.”