There’s a style of third-person in fiction that frees up your narrator to let the characters indirectly share their thoughts, without all
Here’s how I got into McSweeney’s: 1. I submitted about 10 pieces over the last 10 years. 2. I joined a group
When you get live in a certain place, you get to know the writers who aren’t necessarily the biggest names (though some
Susan Orlean is a force. The author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and Rin Tin Tin. I once got to
Little suction cup hooks!
If you want to be a writer, you want to be writing for the rest of your life. As someone who’s had
When you think of poetry, you probably think of the things that come up when I looked for stock images for “poetry.”
I’m so mad I just found this list. I was thinking about how people should search out the favorite books of their
Have you ever wondered what the best books ever are? I found out! There’s a whole website dedicated to it, TheGreatestBooks.org. They
Do not listen to David Sedaris on a bus. I tried to enjoy The Drama Bug, and nearly convulsed as he described
Here are 10 books that have shaped who I am today: 1. Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi An unprecedented international
First person can be a tricky road, but when it’s done well, we are along for the ride, no questions asked. You’ve
These books helped me increase my earnings or lower my costs, making the writing life more feasible: The 7 Habits of
If you ever feel lost, these authors will help you find your way and remind you that you’re not alone in your
Craft books are an essential part of any writer’s reading regime. Don’t let your ego get you all excited about “being
The good people at Every Writer’s Resource rank the best literary magazines in the country using twenty data points, including how long
Who gets to tell the story has an immense effect on what story gets told. In this stunningly designed book, which I
In my book, I talk about how there’s no need to go nuts buying fancy writerly accoutrements. By fancy, I mean expensive.
I picked out some books I thought you might like.
I feel so lucky to have been included in this story in The New York Times about how to finally finish your non-fiction
If there’s one thing I know about being a freelancer, it’s that the C players are not going to make it. You
by Stephen R. Covey