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By Jennifer De Leon
A universal story must also be a specific one.
By Signe Bergstrom
Read the first-place winner of our "Great Break" short story contest.
The shadows that transform us
By Julie Krug
Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts says all experiences – light and dark – have created the man, the poet he is today.
By Nicki Porter
Author/editor Heidi Pitlor knows how to get inside a character's – and a reader's – head.
Looking to the past
By Todd James Pierce
When historical fiction meets the short story.
By Anica Mrose Rissi
Instead of staring at a blank screen, get distracted.
Writer at Work
Put me in, coach
By Ryan G. Van Cleave
Writing coaches can boost and bolster a career.
Lost and found
By Anna Stokely
Try tossing the roadmap and letting characters – not plot – lead you.
Grant some kindness
By Joan Axelrod-Contrada
Grant writing offers significant altruistic – and financial – rewards.
Television writing 101
By Jeff Tamarkin
Nothing good on TV? Learn how to write your own shows.
Hollywood heads south
By Melissa Hart
Screenwriters strike gold at the Austin Film Festival.
The best policy
By Melissa Hart
Carve seeks honesty and authenticity.