The Writer pays tribute to Harper Lee with this excerpt from Roy Peter Clark’s book “The Art of X-ray Reading.”
It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent writing a national priority.
For this bestselling novelist, the high-wire act of writing is dizzying and rewarding.
A university and a publisher team up to put students on a fast track.
The novelist and teacher who didn’t turn his back on his past, but faced it head on to find a voice uniquely his own.
Establish theme early and stick with it.
It’s important to clarify for the reader what kind of information he or she is getting when you repurpose true events.
As Miss Maudie says in Mockingbird, “People in their right mind never take pride in their talents.”
The short story writer looks slant at real life to create compelling fiction.
Meet Lydia, a cheerful woman on the hunt in New York City for her parked car. Despite vibrant memories, her loyalty to the past is trumped only by the fact that it doesn’t exist outside of her imagination.