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On finding confidence as a new writer

In what other endeavor in life are we so preoccupied with whether something is “good” right out of the gate?

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How to survive & thrive at AWP

Presenting our favorite tried-and-true tips for AWP newcomers.

Caroline Leavitt: Portrait of a modern novelist

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.

How Caroline Leavitt writes a novel

This New York Times best-selling author walks us through her process for crafting her mega-popular novels.

Louis Sachar interview: Youth sayer

Children’s author Louis Sachar doesn’t just write for kids: He writes for real people with real problems.

Blog notes: Zach and Clay &

Seasoned food bloggers talk about writing partnerships, snagging freelance assignments and making roast chicken sound interesting in a dozen posts.

July 1987: Lowry’s guide to memory

“Memory, we should bear in mind, is a subjective thing,” Lowry tells readers in the July 1987 issue of The Writer.

For poets, by poets

Celebrate National Poetry Month with inspiration from master poets.

See you at AWP15!

AWP15! Meet our editors, grab free goodies, get a special attendee-only subscription rate and enter our mini-contest.

At the sentence level

Slow down! Crafting sentences in your head might help you get them right on the page.