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How I Write: Jenna Blum

“Once possessed by a certain story, I have to get it out. My characters don’t give me any choice. Then I write 24/7.”

By Kathy Shiels Tully | Published: January 25, 2012

The Getaway Car

Bestselling novelist Ann Patchett takes writers on a delightful ride

By Sarah C. Lange | Published: December 27, 2011

Where’s the mystery?

A writer laments the ubiquity of the author photo and the culture of celebrity.

By Patti Flinn | Published: November 29, 2011

Travel that pays

Check out the writer’s useful pegs for salable articles—and make sure you don’t forget the photos.

By Kayleen Reusser | Published: October 29, 2011

Journaling and yoga add up to a recipe for effective writing

Writing Yoga: A Guide to Keeping a Practice Journal by Bruce Black. Rodmell Press, 176 pages. Paper or digital, $14.95. Bum knees started writer, teacher and lifelong runner Bruce Black on a midlife transition to yoga student. He would’ve been content with a joint-friendly fitness regime. But when his yoga teacher encouraged him to start journaling, …

By Kristin Sutter | Published: October 10, 2011

Who or whom?

A wordsmith offers some modern rules to live by for one of grammar’s knotty questions.

By Arthur Plotnik | Published: September 29, 2011