Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

Snowstorm Books, Wallace Stegner Novel Adaptation, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.22.16

The endurance of bad similes; Joyce Carol Oates interviewed; former New Republic editor launching new journal with Steve Jobs’s widow; and other news.

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Project Empathy: Facing Difficult Material

by Lee Martin

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

Lee Martin

An accomplished novelist and memoirist offers advice on how to write creative nonfiction with empathy and respect. 

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Futuristic Writing Desk: A Special Form of History

by David Searcy

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

David Searcy

Recounting a harrowing trek up Texas’s Enchanted Rock with his wife, a writer details the particularly difficult task of placing yourself in time, and then learning to let time go.

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The Art of Biography: Falling In and Out of Love

by Terese Svoboda

The Literary Life

Posted 12.15.15

Terese Svoboda

An author and Guggenheim fellow details her journey in writing a biography of radical poet Lola Ridge.

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Dangerous Writing: Go to Your Battlefield

by Tom Spanbauer

The Literary Life

Posted 12.15.15

Tom Spanbauer

“By forcing the writer to look at an event that changed her life, she has to come to terms with something that is intimate.” A prolific author and teacher explores the process of facing the deepest, heaviest, and saddest parts of ourselves in order to write our innermost truths.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 12.15.15

Staff

Experiment with myth, reinvent your relationships, and give love a bad name—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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Catapult Launches More Than Books

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Catapult, a new literary venture that launched in September, is working to provide resources for writers at every stage of their career—from workshops to self-publishing platforms to traditionally published books—in an effort to create an online community that “conceptually mirrors the ecosystem in which writers and creatives exist right now.”

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Selected Poems: Looking Back on a Lifetime of Writing

by Donald Hall

The Literary Life

Posted 10.14.15

Donald Hall

A former United States poet laureate reflects on his career, and how his experiences of love, partnership, and aging helped shape the curatorial process for his newest collection.

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Mermaids and Matryoshkas: The Secret Life of a Poetic Sequence

by Sandra Beasley

The Literary Life

Posted 10.14.15

Sandra Beasley

A poet and author talks with five published and noteworthy poets about craft and creative process, and what they do when the going gets tough.

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How Do You Translate a Gunshot? Charlie Hebdo, Francophone Culture, and the Translation Conundrum

by Jennifer Solheim

Special Section

Posted 10.14.15

Jennifer Solheim

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a French scholar and literary translator discusses the need for translators to be well versed in intersectional knowledge of culture and history.

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