Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

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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A Student Remembers: Saying Good-Bye to Peter Matthiessen

by Elizabeth Kostova

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Elizabeth Kostova

Novelist Elizabeth Kostova pays tribute to her longtime writing mentor, the late National Book Award–winning author Peter Matthiessen.

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Mislabeled a Memoirist, Writers on Immigration, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.1.16

Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.

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Reginald Dwayne Betts on Poetry and Law, Stephen King’s Mixtape, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.30.16

Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.

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Superpowered Storytelling

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 6.14.16

Benjamin Percy

An author, essayist, and DC Comics writer shares what he’s learned from writing comics, and how the process has shaped his narrative voice.  

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The Time Is Now: Writing Prompts and Exercises

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 4.13.16

Staff

Explore your parental relationships, gain unexpected access to somebody else’s data, and assess the qualities of a favorite celebrity—three prompts to ignite the creative process.

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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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