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Feckless Pondering: Emotional Beats and the Art of Repose

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

January/February 2015

<p>A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

More Ideas Faster: Writing With Abandon

by Grant Faulkner

Special Section

January/February 2015

<p>A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Art Vs. Life: A Quarrel Between David Shields and Caleb Powell

by David Shields and Caleb Powell

Special Section

January/February 2015

<p>What comes first—the human or the writer? David Shields and Caleb Powell discuss the origins and collaborative process behind the four-day argument about life and art that became their new book (and film), <i>I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel</i>.</p>

Quieting the Mind: The Sound of Letting Go

by Sarah Herrington

Special Section

January/February 2015

<p>While at a ten-day silent meditation retreat, a writer reluctantly puts away her pen, choosing instead to fully inhabit herself and her experience.</p>

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Online Exclusive

January/February 2015

It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March.

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Special Section

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

This Thing I Made: Letterpress Meets High Tech at the IPRC

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

November/December 2014

<p>Writers take bookmaking into their own hands at Portland, Oregon’s Independent Publishing Resource Center.</p>

Coming Home to Writing: Exile and Literary Citizenship

by Elizabeth Huergo

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Having left her home in Havana as a refugee at the age of three, an author explores the truth of what it means to be a writer in exile.</p>

Where We Write: New York City Via Bavaria, Germany

by Sabine Heinlein

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Learning to inhabit a new country and language helps a German-born writer discover her voice and understand how that voice hinges on the place in which she lives.</p>

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Daily News

Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.

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