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Writing for Strangers: What Speechwriting Taught Me About Writing Fiction

by Hannah Gersen

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Hannah Gersen

Any job has the potential to teach us valuable lessons about writing. Novelist Hannah Gersen shares what she learned about writing fiction from working as a speechwriter for the New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner.

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Poet, Writer, Imposter: Learning to Believe in Myself

by Leigh Stein

The Literary Life

Posted 4.13.16

May/June 2016

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?

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Let Them Feed You: Practical Advice for First-Time Colonists

by Alexander Chee

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

Alexander Chee

Novelist and seasoned colonist Alexander Chee shares valuable advice for writers embarking on their first writers retreat.

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Why We Write: San Francisco 2015

Posted 4.30.15

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with authors Wendy Lesser, Yiyun Li, Alejandro Murguia, D. A. Powell, and Michelle Tea about the personal, political, and professional reasons we choose to write while living in a culture, a family, or a community that doesn’t always value what we do.

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