A writer and editor reflects on her work as both creative impulse and ancestral redemption.
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.
Quoth “The Raven” for inspiration, compose a campus story, or petition for your own state beverage—three prompts to carry you through the fall.
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.
Explore your inner soundtrack, make your character sweat, and embrace your many identities—three prompts to keep you writing this summer.
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.
Bibliotherapy around the world; writers recommend classic books; poet astrologers; and other news.