Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

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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Labor of Love: The Anthology from Conception to Publication

by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon

The Practical Writer

Posted 5.1.14

Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon

Two novelists discuss the excitement and challenges of editing an anthology of essays.

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The Aha! Moment: Carl Phillips, Judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 5.1.14

Michael Bourne

The current judge for America’s oldest and most prestigious first-book prize for poets discusses his encounter with the poems from Blue Yodel, Ansel Elkins’s 2014 prize-winning collection, which will be published next year by Yale University Press. 

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Apple Loses Again in E-book Battle, Amazon Offers Buyouts to Warehouse Employees, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.17.14

Novelist Eleanor Catton on writing strategies; why science fiction should be taken seriously; from blog to book; and other news.

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Books Bound in Human Skin, Ian Fleming’s Love Letters, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.27.14

Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.

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Republicans Denounce Amtrak Residency, U.K. Nonprofit Protests Gendered Children’s Books, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.18.14

A San Diego writer celebrates a novel fifteen years in the making; a South African novelist explores E. M. Forster’s private life; New Orleans gears up for Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; and other news.

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Dani Shapiro: Los Angeles 2014

Posted 2.12.14

Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and three memoirs, including most recently Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, published last October by Atlantic Monthly Press. With an introduction from Poets & Writers managing director Melissa Ford Gradel at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles, Shapiro reads from her new book and discusses what it means to write, and to keep writing.

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Rethinking Restriction: Creative Limitation as a Positive Force

by M. Allen Cunningham

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

M. Allen Cunningham

While writers often express the need for fewer restrictions in their writing lives, one author argues that implementing limitations may actually lead to surprising—and productive—results.

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What It Takes: The Messy, Beautiful Business of Being a Writer Parent.

by Jamie Quatro

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Jamie Quatro

In a deeply personal chronicle that spans nearly twenty years, one writer grapples with the struggles, strangleholds, and immeasurable inspirations of being a writer parent.

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Writing the Sex Scene: Nothing Throbbing, Nothing Turgid

by Beth Ann Fennelly

The Literary Life

Posted 1.1.14

Beth Ann Fennelly

One of the most difficult scenes to write in fiction—and as such, one that gets tackled less and less—is the sex scene. Beth Ann Fennelly, a poet who recently cowrote her first novel with her husband, gets down and dirty to find out why.

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