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November 2015

Peter Stone

By Jeeves!

By Peter Stone

Harness the power of P.G. Wodehouse’s principles.

Features

Boss of memoir

By Nicki Porter

From "The Liar’s Club" to "The Art of Memoir," Mary Karr gets to the truth about her signature genre.

The spectacular kick

By Julie Krug

Cynthia Bond goes after the demons behind her stories.

“A Deadly Diet”

By Wendy Robertson

The Writer's "Crime Pays" short story contest winner! When a missing housewife returns from the dead, Frank Biggins gets nervous.

Write life

By Alicia Anstead

Novelist David C. Taylor shares tips for effective crime stories.

Departments

BREAKTHROUGH

The power of socks

By Minal Hajratwala

Struggling with your theme? Lean in.

WRITING ESSENTIALS

The pleasures and pitfalls of first-person writing

By Elizabeth Fishel

Find your comfort zone in seven steps.

MARKET FOCUS

Recipe for recovery

By Julia Rappaport

A food blog fixed a soul and earned a book deal.

OFF THE CUFF

Making stuff up

By Charles Salzberg

The best advice may not always work.

LASTING EFFECT

Strangers on a page

By Nicki Porter

Patricia Highsmith offers tips for suspense.

CLASS ACTION

The down low

By Meredith Quinn

Why you may be a good candidate for a low-residency MFA program.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Getting brief

By Melissa Hart

Flash nonfiction in an online journal.

Also in Every Issue

From the Editor

And then what happened?

Take Note

New writer-friendly technology, Books of Adam, Chris Robinson and more.

Markets

Writing contests

Classified advertising

How I Write

Nikki Moustaki: “Please write about your passions.”