The author of This Is One Way to Dance shares how notes—footnotes, codas, prologues, corrections—figure into her writing process.
The author of the novel The Prettiest Star shares an exercise to help you approach your manuscript from a new angle.
“What needs to start? What needs to stop? What needs to change?” Mimi Lok shares an exercise that helps her persevere through difficult writing projects.
Novelists Caroline Leavitt and Jonathan Evison discuss the books that just didn’t work.
A simple exercise to help lead you closer to the fiery core of your own, utterly unique, narrative style.
A look at the psychology of writers block and how scientific studies in creativity offer insight into how writers can use the tools they already have to break through.
The former executive editor of Alice James Books reveals her strategies for editing a strong book.
With insight from authors Jennifer Egan, Jane Hirshfield, and Nayomi Munaweera, a writer explores ways to return to older writing projects with a fresh eye.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: assigning clear and objective tasks during the revision process.
After having a story rejected by several literary magazines, contributing editor Michael Bourne discusses the lessons he learned from the experience, including the feedback and notes for revision he received from editors that helped him write—and eventually publish—a better story.