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 Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.
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A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.
A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”
A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism and allowing the creative impulse to guide the mind fluidly and freely can revitalize the practice of writing.
Kobo launches first waterproof e-reader; Robin Williams biography in the works; how where you live affects your writing; and other news.
Stephen King announces fall book tour; 3-D children's books for the visually impaired; in defense of Comic Sans; and other news.
The long road to publishing Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl; a library with no books; the relationship between writing and fishing; and other news.
Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.
A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.