Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

Answer Songs: Music as Muse

by Ben Arthur

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

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Growing in a Poet's Garden

by Steven Ross Smith

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Steven Ross Smith

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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Typewriters in the 21st Century

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

Innovations like the USB Typewriter, Hanx Writer, Hemingwrite, and Typing Writer are giving new life to the classic typewriter by updating it for the digital world.

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The Written Image: Sorted Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

In her Sorted Books project, Nina Katchadourian arranges books from libraries—including William S. Burroughs’s personal collection, as well as those housed in museums and galleries across the country, to find a kind of poetry in the spines.

 

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The Art of Reading John Berryman: Waking Up in The Dream Songs

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Jay Baron Nicorvo

An in-depth look at the life and writings of John Berryman, with particular focus on the ever-esteemed Dream Songs—from the lasting impact of his father’s death to questions of racism and misogyny and, finally, to Berryman’s own tragic end.

 

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Ethnicity and Craft: Creating Characters, not Caricatures

by Jennifer De Leon

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Jennifer De Leon

A writer and editor shares her thoughts, as well as lessons learned from authors such as Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Celeste Ng, on writing of and from a culture that may be foreign to the reader: what do we explain, italicize, or translate? How do we navigate the divide between the ethnicity of a writer or character and that of her audience?

 

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Feckless Pondering: Emotional Beats and the Art of Repose

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Benjamin Percy

A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”

 

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Why We Write: Going Back to Where It Was

by Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

After finding him paging through her diary, a mother confronts the ethical and emotional struggles of writing about her son’s traumatic brain injury.

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More Ideas Faster: Writing With Abandon

by Grant Faulkner

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Grant Faulkner

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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Art Vs. Life: A Quarrel Between David Shields and Caleb Powell

by David Shields and Caleb Powell

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

David Shields and Caleb Powell

What comes first—the human or the writer? David Shields and Caleb Powell discuss the origins and collaborative process behind the four-day argument about life and art that became their new book (and film), I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.

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