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August. It's a month like no other.By Alicia Anstead
August. It’s a month like no other. And it has particular resonance for writers because of its heightened luminosity and vivid testimony to nature’s cycles. August intensifies our senses. The gloaming is never as dazzling. The sky never as crisp.
Strout’s thereBy Jack Smith
Elizabeth Strout’s fourth novel is set in her home state of Maine, where her narrative voice took shape.
Separation anxietyBy Julie Krug
Tough times can get in the way of work. But don’t stray too far, says Natalie Goldberg.
Internet brainBy Hillary Casavant
Can reading and writing on the Internet improve your work?
Range bedfellowsBy Mimi Schwartz and Sondra Perl
Creative nonfiction combines the best of two worlds. Ten tips can improve the relationship.
Where reporters dare to treadBy Andrew Schneider
When technology fails in the war theater, a reporter goes analog to get his story.
Raising hellBy Kinney Littlefield
Screenwriter Vince Gilligan has created some of TV’s most scintillating monsters. When Breaking Bad ends, will he kill his darlings?
Spill itBy Luke Bloomfield
A poet traces the arc of his identity.
High-five structureBy Minal Hajratwala
Steps to build narrative tension.
Not-so-secret identitiesBy Lisa Wade McCormick
Social media seals a book deal.
Set sailBy Hillary Casavant
Where the muse meets the writer: the Cape Cod Writers Conference is idyllic and intense.
Lucky PeachBy Melissa Hart
Looking for the sufficiently awesome in food, writing and culinary culture
Also in Every Issue
Fast writing, Susan Choi, products for writers on the move, a guide to freewriting, advice from lefties, the writing prompt and more.
Don McNair sheds light on the editing process.
How I Write
Cathie Pelletier: “Know what publishers are publishing.”