Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

Emma Watson Hides Feminist Books on London Underground, Bibliotherapy’s Paradox, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.2.16

NaNoWriMo advice; contemporary novelists on recreating the the 1980s; Murakami on embracing one’s inner darkness; and other news.

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The Dancers Who Influence Zadie Smith, National Authors Day, and more.

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.1.16

Witches as bodily translations of fear; Fanny Howe on religion and race; a tour of Marlon James’s Minneapolis loft; and other news.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 10.12.16

Staff

Compose a trio of sensory poems, channel your inner Dickens, or reflect on the relationship between courage and generosity—three prompts to kindle your creativity during the holiday season.

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Turning the Soil: How a Year of Farmwork Yielded Poems

by Tess Taylor

The Literary Life

Posted 10.12.16

Tess Taylor

A poet reflects on how working as a farmhand in the Berkshires provided the foundation for her new book, Work & Days, an investigation of the rich and ancient intersection between the agricultural and literary callings.

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Mad Men Creator to Release Novel, Kickstarter’s Publishing Power, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.15.16

On New Yorker poetry; serial publication and the collaborative writing process; Lena Dunham named spokesperson for Indies First; and other news.

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Inspiring Writers in Western New York

by Maya C. Popa

News and Trends

Posted 8.17.16

September/October 2016

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Just Buffalo Literary Center offers workshops, youth programs, events, an international authors series, and an unmatched literary community in western New York.

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Classroom as Community: Creating Safe Spaces in Creative Nonfiction Workshops

by Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko

The writing workshop model presents a certain degree of risk—sharing artistic work inherently involves becoming vulnerable to critique and potential emotional fallout. Perhaps none experience this risk more than creative nonfiction writers, whose memoirs and essays are often deeply personal. Here, two writing workshop facilitators offer a set of guidelines for developing a safe, respectful workshop environment.

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A Harmony of Whims: Toward a Philosophy of Teaching Writing

by James P. Blaylock

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

James P. Blaylock

Tasked with developing teaching philosophy, an award-winning author of more than twenty-five books looks back on his years of teaching, and reflects on what makes an effective writing teacher.

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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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The Time is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Staff

Compose a series of tree poems, explore the supernatural with a ghost story, or examine your personal history with politics through an essay—three prompts to stretch your literary perspective.

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