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A Harmony of Whims: Toward a Philosophy of Teaching Writing

by James P. Blaylock

Special Section

September/October 2016

<p>Tasked with developing teaching philosophy, an award-winning author of more than twenty-five books looks back on his years of teaching, and reflects on what makes an effective writing teacher.</p>

Writing for Strangers: What Speechwriting Taught Me About Writing Fiction

by Hannah Gersen

The Literary Life

September/October 2016

<p>Any job has the potential to teach us valuable lessons about writing. Novelist Hannah Gersen shares what she learned about writing fiction from working as a speechwriter for the New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner.</p>

The Time is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

September/October 2016

<p>Compose a series of tree poems, explore the supernatural with a ghost story, or examine your personal history with politics through an essay—three prompts to stretch your literary perspective.</p>

A Student Remembers: Saying Good-Bye to Peter Matthiessen

by Elizabeth Kostova

The Literary Life

September/October 2016

<p>Novelist Elizabeth Kostova pays tribute to her longtime writing mentor, the late National Book Award–winning author Peter Matthiessen.</p>


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