Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Following the Mysteries: An Interview With Jhumpa Lahiri

by Ann Goldstein

Feature

Posted 2.10.16

Ann Goldstein

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri talks with translator Ann Goldstein about her decision to write her new book, In Other Words, in Italian; the search for freedom and happiness; and the mysteries of creativity, art, and life.

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.16

Staff

Explore the emotions of color, shout your strongest feelings, and write for a vending machine—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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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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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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The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 10.14.15

Staff

Invent new words, change your perceptions, or get mistaken for strangers--three exercises to flex your creative muscles.

 

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AWP Under Fire, Ferrante Fever, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.27.15

The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.

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Growing a Literary Garden, the Art of the Sex Scene, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.15

What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.

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Bridging the Student-Mentor Gap

by Marwa Helal

News and Trends

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

The Bridge, an online forum launched by the literary nonprofit Brooklyn Poets, fosters connections between emerging and established writers, and provides a student-mentor alternative to the traditional MFA program. 

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Preparing for the Worst: The Negatively Framed Outline

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 6.17.15

Benjamin Percy

Pessimism can be a writer’s best friend: Fiction writer Benjamin Percy explores how the worst-case scenario can bring out the best in a story.

 

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The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 6.17.15

Staff

Follow in the dactylic footsteps of Homer, leave everyone behind for a solo journey, or report the breaking news of your own life—three prompts to help start your writing off on a great adventure.

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