“Get out of the way of the writing. Don’t make it precious. Sit down and get to it.” —Roger Reeves, author of Best Barbarian
“I wasn’t ready for how much this novel would demand.” —NoViolet Bulawayo, author of Glory
The best-selling nonfiction author describes the craft lessons he drew from the false starts that paved the way for his debut novel, All the Secrets of the World.
A look at the ways writers can benefit from distinctly different kinds of gatherings, including groups offering accountability partners, workshop feedback, and publishing advice.
The novelist and teacher offers advice on starting a writers group where your creative work can thrive.
A look at the growing number of online scams that lure writers with offers of speaking engagements or by posing as an agent or editor online. Two writers directly affected by scams share their experiences.
An author finds similarities between training for a marathon and finishing a book: Both require stamina, perseverance, good habits, maybe a ritual or two, and the ability to keep fear at bay.
The author reflects on finding a mentor in fellow literary outsider Lucia Berlin, long before Berlin’s fame.
The author reflects on the struggle to give shape to an intensely personal book—Dear Memory: Letters On Writing, Silence, and Grief—and discusses how reaching out to fellow writers helped her finish her manuscript.
The author examines her personal relationship to the professional work of translation, forms of responsibility unique to the genre, and the complex notion of translation as a labor of love.