Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Scarlett Johansson Helms Capote Adaptation, Layoffs at Village Voice and Pearson, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.17.13

Pearson has terminated nineteen employees; actor Jeremy Irons revealed his love for T. S. Eliot; the New Yorker surveyed novelists Margaret Atwood, Donald Antrim, Rivka Galchen, and others, asking them to discuss character likeability; and other news.

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Amazon Workers in Germany Call for Mass Strike, Judy Blume and Hollywood, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.14.13

Amazon workers in Germany have called a strike; Flavorwire gathered the handwritten outlines from several major authors; Sara Vilkomerson examines Judy Blume's relationship with Hollywood; and other news.

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Visiting the Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston, Local Poet Laureates, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.8.13

The New York Times details the growing phenomenon of selecting a local poet laureate; Maureen Johnson asked her readers to redesign the covers of well-known books by men to highlight gender disparity in the marketplace; Haruki Murakami explains why he translated The Great Gatsby for Japanese readers; and other news.

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Michelle Legro on the Life of Sadakichi Hartmann, Great Gatsby Roundup, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.7.13

Anne Margaret Daniel looks at F. Scott Fitzgerald's career in Hollywood; Michelle Legro examines the life and work of poet Sadakichi Hartmann; Paul Theroux argues the case for simple handwritten notes; and other news.

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William Zinsser's Writing Advice, Literary Rules for Social Media, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.30.13

Michael Bourne suggests it's time to dispense with the typical book review; the New York Times sits down with William Zinsser, author of the classic On Writing Well; January Gill O’Neil explains why we need poetry more than ever before; and other news.

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Sandra Beasley's Plagiarist, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.29.13

Nick Flynn shares a poem composed the day of the Boston Marathon bombing; film director Steven Soderbergh is penning a crime novella on Twitter; Sandra Beasley details the experience of being targeted by a plagiarist; and other news.

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Philip Roth Remembers His Friend and Mentor, Dani Shapiro on Distraction, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.22.13

Authorities in Canada have approved the Penguin and Random House merger; Dani Shapiro discusses writing and distraction; GalleyCat details how self-published authors can sell their books at independent bookstores; and other news.

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In Difficult Moments People Reach for Poetry, Recording of Flannery O’Connor Essay, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.19.13

Novelist Chuck Palahniuk recently reminded fans that Fight Club was originally a failure; a lawmaker in West Virginia has proposed a bill to make science fiction compulsory reading in schools; recent Pulitzer winner Sharon Olds composed a poem after a Vogue photo shoot; and other news.

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Saving Venice's Bookshops, Ben Dolnick's Writing Tricks, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.18.13

A free app to help navigate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; authors in Venice, Italy, have mobilized to save the city's bookshops; novelist Ben Dolnick reveals the writing tricks he's used and ones he's discarded; and other news.

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Authors Discuss Boston Marathon Tragic Bombing, Walter Benjamin’s Tips for Writers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.16.13

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.

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