In what other endeavor in life are we so preoccupied with whether something is “good” right out of the gate?
Here’s how to make your short-short fiction and nonfiction stand out in the queue.
Why taking time off from writing can be a good thing.
Here are the five components that should be in any truthteller’s toolkit.
Two surefire ways to ensure your manuscript is lean & clean before it meets an editor’s eye.
Here’s why editors frown upon overly creative dialogue tags – and why you should, too.
Are you leaving enough room for your reader?
Why do we reach for dark stories in dark times?
A case for letting your words marinate.
You don’t just need a room of one’s own; you need to make room for your writing.
Maybe you hate poetry. Or maybe you just haven’t found the right poem yet.
Presenting our favorite tried-and-true tips for AWP newcomers.
Stock up on these Poe-themed t-shirts, mugs, scarves, and more just in time for Halloween.
These Halloween writing prompts are here to rescue you from the haunted crypt of writing block.
Best-selling author Caroline Leavitt has had both towering highs and staggering lows in her long career. Here’s what she’s learned after 11 novels and several decades in the industry.
This New York Times best-selling author walks us through her process for crafting her mega-popular novels.
Mystery writer Barbara Neely wrote her first novel Blanche on the Lam while working a 60-hour-a-week, full-time job.
Children’s author Louis Sachar doesn’t just write for kids: He writes for real people with real problems.
“I heard that voice, crystal clear in my mind, even before I started writing. Weird.”
She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.
Seasoned food bloggers talk about writing partnerships, snagging freelance assignments and making roast chicken sound interesting in a dozen posts.
Do references to Left Shark help or hurt your fiction?
A short story needs motives.
“Memory, we should bear in mind, is a subjective thing,” Lowry tells readers in the July 1987 issue of The Writer.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with inspiration from master poets.
The country’s largest writers conference is overwhelmingly massive. Here’s how one attendee navigated the riches.
AWP15! Meet our editors, grab free goodies, get a special attendee-only subscription rate and enter our mini-contest.
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Expand your interviews by asking the right questions.
Slow down! Crafting sentences in your head might help you get them right on the page.
What do women write in Hollywood? (Hint: Five Oscar-snubbed screenplays in 2014.)