The former executive editor of Alice James Books reveals her strategies for editing a strong book.
For the past thirty years, from the publication of his first novel, Mohawk, to his latest, Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to his beloved 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “patron saint of small-town fiction,” has remained the same generous, optimistic, hardworking writer he’s always been, welcoming readers into his books and his heart.
A writer and editor reflects on her work as both creative impulse and ancestral redemption.
A poet, novelist, and memoirist investigates the experience of imposter syndrome—that insidious feeling of being a fraud—and poses the question, What would happen if writers stopped viewing their careers as a series of happy accidents?
Use found language to compose a poem, incorporate video games into a story, or write an essay on selflessness—three prompts to bring your writing to life this winter.
After the death of her son, a writer copes with immeasurable loss and grief through a daily practice: writing more than two hundred thank-you notes.
Quoth “The Raven” for inspiration, compose a campus story, or petition for your own state beverage—three prompts to carry you through the fall.
Regardless of whether our writing is accepted, the submission process has merits all its own, from creating deadlines to distancing us from our work.
Explore your inner soundtrack, make your character sweat, and embrace your many identities—three prompts to keep you writing this summer.
Six writing instructors offer strategies for allaying students’ anxieties, engaging critically with their work, and responsibly giving them what they most desire: praise.