The executive director of National Novel Writing Month reflects on a quote from dancer Martha Graham, and how her acceptance of “divine dissatisfaction” can be applied to the writing life.
The author examines thirteen common instances of writer’s block—or what she calls “the studious avoidance of writing”—and offers practical fixes for each.
A debut memoirist speaks up about post-publication blues and offers some suggestions for how to cure them.
What Cheer Writers Club is a nonprofit organization in downtown Providence supporting Rhode Island’s makers of the written, spoken and illustrated word. They provide networking and career workshops for writers, quiet coworking spaces, and a podcast studio and classes.
Writers have a long tradition of literary envy. Here, an author explores the green eyes of literature through the lens of the past, and how to navigate it in the present.
A fiction writer breaks up with her novel and learns that sometimes it’s more important to follow your intuition than take advice.
An author considers the process of converting rooms from the past into creative spaces for the future.
Sally Wen Mao, Hanif Abdurraqib, Morgan Parker, Esmé Weijun Wang, Ross Gay, Yiyun Li, and Chigozie Obioma share their thoughts about creativity, the transformative power of writing, and the infinite potential of the literary imagination.
A memoirist posts a want ad to find a writing partner—someone to keep her on task and help her finish her book. What she discovers is so much more.
The challenges and rewards of publishing a third book after a long hiatus.