StuckBy Yi Shun Lai
When not writing becomes a habit.
When funny meets fateBy Keysha Whitaker
How best-selling author Phoebe Robinson achieved her comedy-writing dream life.
Take a writing vacationBy Linda Lappin
After a long, hard winter, any hint of warm weather triggers an urge to spend every waking moment outside. And why shouldn’t your writing follow? These 30+ writing exercises will keep the words flowing no matter where your travels take you.
Crafting the perfect essay collectionBy Melissa Hart
Once relegated to English classes and admissions offices, this form is undergoing a literary revolution.
Balancing blocksBy Melissa Bowers
Read the first-place winner of our “Your Turn” essay contest.
Make it workBy Eliana Osborn
Essayist Catherine Newman does the writer hustle.
Build your tribe, one subscriber at a timeBy Kerrie Flanagan
Harness the power of enewsletters to promote your work.
Shelf lifeBy Brian Feinblum
How to promote an older book.
Ponder your wordsBy Gail Radley
How to wield the power of language.
Don’t go slummingBy Joni B. Cole
Where (not) to look for meaningful material.
Humanity in printBy Melissa Hart
The Wax Paper is on the hunt for empathy and artful observation.
Write in paradiseBy Jeff Tamarkin
Six workshops that combine gorgeous settings with serious learning.
Make ‘em laughBy Melissa Hart
The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop celebrates humor writing in all forms.
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From the editor
Yi Shun Lai, Olivia Laing, and more.
How I Write
Ken Pisani: “If I’m just writing jokes, that’s not very gratifying. I want to find human truths.”