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By Candy Schulman
Sometimes parents are thrilled when their children want to become writers. Others are less enthusiastic.
By Donna Talarico
In a world of social media and digital “platform,” do you still need an author’s website? Absolutely.
Take a bite out of food writing
By Julia Rappaport
Food journalism has never been hotter. How can new writers find a place at the table?
The writing that eats away at you
By Megan Kaplon
Everyone told Elissa Altman no one would read long-form food narratives online.
Two memoirs and a James Beard Award later, Altman can finally say: Everyone was wrong.
Ctrl + alt + del
By Triona Guidry
Don’t lose your novel to a computer crash. Here’s a plan for a technical emergency.
By Sue Hertz
Kate Bolick challenges the spinster stereotype as well as the boundaries of first-person narratives.
Off the Cuff
By By Julia Rappaport
Good journalism skills can pay off in the unlikeliest of settings – including online dating.
By Susan Ito
How one writer overcame her fear of querying – and ended up in the pages of our magazine.
Writer at Work
A book by its cover
By Rebecca Strong
What to do when your book cover comes back from the designer . . . and you hate it.
By Ryan G. Van Cleave
A writer’s guide to crafting a salable anthology proposal.
The tangled web
By Jeff Tamarkin
Writing for blogs and social media is a whole different animal than print. Here’s what you need to know.
By Melissa Hart
Meet agents, talk shop, and do “real work” at the San Francisco Writers Conference.
Mother of invention
By Melissa Hart
Motherwell explores the modern perils – and joys – of parenting.