Surfing the pastBy Cynthia Joyce
Can memory and stories provide missing puzzle pieces? One writer is curating blog posts of Hurricane Katrina to find out.
The light of the wordBy Julie Krug
Poet Elizabeth Alexander blends meter and family narrative in a poetic memoir.
Crime of passionBy Alicia Anstead
K’wan Foye talks about falling madly in love with story.
Mystery professorBy Megan Kaplon
A master of criminal justice, Frankie Y. Bailey crafts stories about a sleuth and a cop based on real-life research.
To the penBy Ali Shakir
Can writing for salvation turn dark?
Yeah, right!By Michael Kurland
Avoid plotting too-good-to-be-true coincidences.
Grabbed by itBy Robert Hirschfield
Jacqueline Osherow offers thoughts on staying elastic in poetry.
One voiceBy Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic
Writing partners volley stories and skills.
Fan-tasticBy Sara Jackson
Keep your favorite story going.
Look backBy Bharti Kirchner
Immerse yourself in historical fiction.
Flame to the mothBy Meredith Quinn
Do you know what attracts literary agents?
1989: Jack WomackBy Nicki Porter
Create real dialogue...for aliens.
Making "Suspense"By Melissa Hart
A lit mag offers genre thrills.
Learning the craft within the craftBy Meredith Quinn
Need courses tailor-made for genre?
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From the Editor
Do you identify with a certain genre? Or do you shun labels for your work?
Earth versus earth, the Everywhereist, Donald Margulies, Cynthia Joyce and more.
How I Write
Beverly Jenkins: “I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”