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by Evan Smith Rakoff
Simon & Schuster reports its sales were down last quarter, yet earnings rose; Vanity Fair visits with novelist and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; crime writer Nancy Mancuso Gelber was recently imprisoned for contracting to murder her husband; and other news.
by Joshua Bodwell
In the spirit of year-end best-of reading lists, we offer Joshua Bodwell’s Baker’s Dozen 2011 as a companion to his article “You Are What You Read: The Art of Inspired Reading Lists,” which appears in the January/February 2012 issue's special section on inspiration.
by Dennis Cass
A look at the psychology of writers block and how scientific studies in creativity offer insight into how writers can use the tools they already have to break through.
by Alexandra Enders
Why do some writers prefer company and background noise, while others need isolation? Why do some need the magical monotony of sameness, and others the inspiration of variety? What does it mean for a writer to be locked into a place? What does place even mean to a writer?
by Ken Gordon
It took a long time to write these words. I'm not referring to the psychosomatic affliction known as writer's block. I mean the delays caused by the process of composition and revision.
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