The winner of the Two Roads Diverge contest explains inspiration, first lines and endings.
Novelist Hannah Pittard reads her work aloud to establish a graceful rhythm and evocative mood.
Go ahead, get on the clock: A veteran novelist and teacher offers you a proven 5-step plan for starting a piece of fiction. It works for beginners and experienced writers alike.
For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.
What can writers learn from the opening lines of holiday stories?