Drilling downBy Jennifer De Leon
A universal story must also be a specific one.
Our "Great Break" contest winner: "The House They Built"By Signe Bergstrom
Read the first-place winner of our "Great Break" short story contest.
The shadows that transform usBy Julie Krug
Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts says all experiences – light and dark – have created the man, the poet he is today.
Page turnerBy Nicki Porter
Author/editor Heidi Pitlor knows how to get inside a character's – and a reader's – head.
Looking to the pastBy Todd James Pierce
When historical fiction meets the short story.
Productive procrastinationBy Anica Mrose Rissi
Instead of staring at a blank screen, get distracted.
Put me in, coachBy Ryan G. Van Cleave
Writing coaches can boost and bolster a career.
Lost and foundBy Anna Stokely
Try tossing the roadmap and letting characters – not plot – lead you.
Grant some kindnessBy Joan Axelrod-Contrada
Grant writing offers significant altruistic – and financial – rewards.
Television writing 101By Jeff Tamarkin
Nothing good on TV? Learn how to write your own shows.
Hollywood heads southBy Melissa Hart
Screenwriters strike gold at the Austin Film Festival.
The best policyBy Melissa Hart
Carve seeks honesty and authenticity.
Also in Every Issue
From the Editor
Jennifer de Leon, Susan Ito, blogger Colin Wright, and more.
How I Write
Stephanie Danler: "I don't know how to separate myself from my love of food – I know that I learned it, but it's so much a part of who I am now, of how I participate in the world, that it feels intrinsic."