Reading a slush pile can be your best education in how to write a particular genre.
Ever wish there was a writing resource where you could house emotions to draw from? Enter the Feelings File.
One day last year, I was nearly doubled over in emotional pain, feeling directionless, asking what I should even do with all
What is it about sad songs that makes us crave them? Do we want to be sadder? Are we trying to prolong the pain? Or, just maybe, is there a glint of healing in sharing someone else's sadness?
Read or watch my conversation with Pam Mandel, author of the travel memoir The Same River Twice.
I was standing on a rock in a yard in Colombia, trying to find good reception. My friend, a novelist, was on
“How’s your humanity?” That’s the question we focused on when I recently had the pleasure of joining Courtney Maum and Parneshia Jones
“White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.” – Ozy Aloziem Since
Every writer should be reading both the best and the most accessible literary magazines. Here's how.
How to relay an entire simile with a verb packed with meaning.
My rent is $350 for the next three months, and I can’t tell whether it’s that or the physical space around me,
From my first essay nearly published a decade ago to the viral essay that got a million readers to the little goof essays I write now, here are 10 things I've learned about writing powerful personal essays
My coaching student scoffed. “Why are you learning grammar?” A part of me was with her, scoffing at grammar that meant memorizing latinate
I’m looking up Narratively’s instructions on how to pitch, and I see this from their editor, Lilly Dancyger: “In case you’re wondering,
When I decided to start a blog as a follow-up to my book Welcome to the Writer’s Life, I knew I needed