Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

The Private Dwelling: Three Poets on Keeping (and Destroying) Journals

by Lisa Fay Coutley, Claudia Emerson, and Anna Leahy

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

Lisa Fay Coutley, Claudia Emerson, and Anna Leahy

Writers discuss what prompted them to start or return to journal writing, and why sometimes it’s better to destroy rather than preserve such catalogues of the past.

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Why We Write: My Father’s Voice

by Jaina Sanga

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

Jaina Sanga

A daily phone call from India spurs an emerging writer to complete her first novel.

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The Savvy Self-Publisher: Robb Cadigan’s Phoenixville Rising

by Debra Englander

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.20.14

Debra Englander

For the first installment of our new column on self-publishing, an indie author details the route he took to self-publishing his novel, while editor Paul Dinas and publicist Corinne Liccketto weigh in with post-publication comments and suggestions.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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Perversity of Spirit: What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Rufi Thorpe

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.14

Rufi Thorpe

One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.

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The Art of Reading Lauren Slater

by William Giraldi

The Literary Life

Posted 6.18.14

William Giraldi

In her genre-defying book Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, published in 2000 by Random House, Lauren Slater toys with the conventions of fact, fiction, memory, and art, introducing fabricated occurrences and physical conditions to unveil the truth of her experience—and of the human condition.

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Why We Write: The Wounded and Enduring

by Wendy Brown-Baez

The Literary Life

Posted 6.18.14

Wendy Brown-Baez

Through her work with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a poet discovers that writing can grant a type of freedom to incarcerated men—and in the process finds her own sense of peace in the wake of personal trauma. 

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Historic Giovanni’s Room Closes Its Doors, New York City's Secret Libraries, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.6.14

Posman Books readies its fourth store; the argument for free digital libraries; Edwidge Danticat on sugar factories in the Dominican Republic; and other news.

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Ghost in the Machine: A Typewriter, a Postcard, and the Objects of Memory

by Maria Mutch

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.14

Maria Mutch

A writer’s search for a typewriter brings her face to face with both present and past, and helps her understand ideas of friendship, memory, connection, and loss.

 

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Where We Write: Kansas

by Julene Bair

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.14

Julene Bair

Years after leaving her family farm in Kansas, a memoirist discovers meaning in her work while revisiting the past, and exploring her family’s relationship to the land.

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