Magazine Articles Tagged With craft

Swimming to the End: A (Plot) Twist in the River

by Peter Selgin

The Literary Life

Posted 12.14.16

Peter Selgin

A precarious attempt to swim across the Hudson River helps a fiction writer explore the pathways of plot—through shifting currents, pain and exhaustion, and an unanticipated twist.

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H. G. Wells Story Published for First Time, Celebrating Indie Bookstores, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.28.16

Poetry books to gift this holiday season; Anne Frank poem sells for $148,000; feminist InstaPoets; and other news.

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Emma Watson Hides Feminist Books on London Underground, Bibliotherapy’s Paradox, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.2.16

NaNoWriMo advice; contemporary novelists on recreating the the 1980s; Murakami on embracing one’s inner darkness; and other news.

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The Dancers Who Influence Zadie Smith, National Authors Day, and more.

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.1.16

Witches as bodily translations of fear; Fanny Howe on religion and race; a tour of Marlon James’s Minneapolis loft; and other news.

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Jonathan Lethem on Kafka, Saving Book Stacks in University Libraries, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.20.16

Kurt Vonnegut once called Bob Dylan the “worst poet alive”; comedy writers teach Google’s A.I. how to tell jokes; the original vampire novel; and other news.

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Poet Donald Hall on Solitude, Zadie Smith’s New Novel, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.18.16

On posthumous poetry collections; two new books address attention in the digital world; Swedish Academy unable to reach Bob Dylan; and other news.

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Poets on Video, Writer Saves Work From Burning Home, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.16.16

Louise Glück and James McBride receive National Humanities Medals; poet Elizabeth Alexander on the Museum of African American History and Culture; Carla Hayden sworn in as fourteenth librarian of congress; and other news.

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Return and Repeat, Culminate and Continue: On Crafting the End in Fiction

by Jennifer De Leon

The Literary Life

Posted 8.17.16

Jennifer De Leon

Employing models from fiction masters Jhumpa Lahiri, Jane Smiley, ZZ Packer, among others, fiction writer and editor Jennifer De Leon explores various approaches to craft endings in fiction.

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Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Has Died, Intimacy in Literature, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.5.16

Revisiting Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir; Garrison Keillor retires from A Prairie Home Companion; Amazon plans to open fourth physical bookstore in New York City; 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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