Find time when you don’t have time.
Joyce Carol Oates suggests tapping deeply into the personal for material.
MFA programs help children’s and YA authors develop craft and connections.
A quick and dirty guide to creative writing MFA programs
You have your writing degree. Now what?
A perfect personal essay can clinch a spot in a writing program.
David James Poissant captures plots, characters, voices and the occasional animal in his new story collection.
How can writers generate literacy? Put books in the hands of others.
The novelist’s workshop takes writing from the mat to the page.
Anita Shreve wrote nine drafts of her latest novel, Stella Bain, before it was published. With persistence and passion, she saw the book through to its end, an approach that has paid off throughout her 24 years as a novelist. Time and again, her novels demonstrate how dynamic characters and complex plots can bridge the gap between mainstream and literary.
By supporting bookstores and libraries, authors Mitch Albom and James Patterson create readers in communities and audiences for writers.
Dorothy Allison looks at writing with grit, humor and joy.
As Bahadur, a journalist, set out to discover the lost story of her ancestry, she realized her great-grandmother’s narrative was not unique; it was “emblematic.”
’Tis the season! Find the perfect holiday gifts for the writers in your life.
Novelist and teacher Steve Yarbrough brings a compulsion for words to the page and the classroom.
The bestselling author of Rules of Civility reveals his writing process.
While studying for her master’s degree at Stanford University, Alice Hoffman was approached by Ted Solotaroff, founder of American Review literary journal, and she quickly learned two cardinal rules of publication: Write often and write fast.
“It’s really not the writing that takes me a long time; it’s the ideation, and the underlying architecture that has to feel solid before I can even start cloaking it in words.”
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