Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Feckless Pondering: Emotional Beats and the Art of Repose

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Benjamin Percy

A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”

 

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More Ideas Faster: Writing With Abandon

by Grant Faulkner

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Grant Faulkner

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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Art Vs. Life: A Quarrel Between David Shields and Caleb Powell

by David Shields and Caleb Powell

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

David Shields and Caleb Powell

What comes first—the human or the writer? David Shields and Caleb Powell discuss the origins and collaborative process behind the four-day argument about life and art that became their new book (and film), I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.

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Answer Songs: Music as Muse

by Ben Arthur

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

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Captive Writer Released From Syria, the Poet's Journey, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.27.14

Kobo launches first waterproof e-reader; Robin Williams biography in the works; how where you live affects your writing; and other news.

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Finding Your Muse, On Not Writing, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.14

Stephen King announces fall book tour; 3-D children's books for the visually impaired; in defense of Comic Sans; and other news.

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The Secret Life of Elena Ferrante, New York's Floating Library, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.25.14

The long road to publishing Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl; a library with no books; the relationship between writing and fishing; and other news.

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A Writer’s Comeback: How I Built My Own Literary Scene and Saved Myself

by Julia Fierro

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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Perversity of Spirit: What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Rufi Thorpe

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.14

Rufi Thorpe

One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.

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