Explore your inner soundtrack, make your character sweat, and embrace your many identities—three prompts to keep you writing this summer.
From the Magazine
Regardless of whether our writing is accepted, the submission process has merits all its own, from creating deadlines to distancing us from our work.
Six writing instructors offer strategies for allaying students’ anxieties, engaging critically with their work, and responsibly giving them what they most desire: praise.
A fiction writer reflects on the meandering and far-from-perfect path that led to the publication of his second novel, Perfect Little World.
Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer leads a writing workshop at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the Ventana Wilderness of California, helping his pupils to understand the role of silence—and its relationship to language—in their work.
Ten writers prove that, with a little imagination, you can create your very own writing retreat to fit your life and schedule—either at home or away.
Bibliotherapy around the world; writers recommend classic books; poet astrologers; and other news.
The New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief talks with musician Ben Arthur about her music, inspiration, distraction, adaptation, and her new book about the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986.
Writing about trauma is sometimes called “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths.
A poet and novelist investigates the “bloody” work of rummaging, severing, and rooting for parts of real-life people in order to create stronger characters in fiction—and to find more empathy in oneself.