The Writer's Notebook
Read and discuss articles on craft, critique, career advice, publishing, teaching, choosing an agent, or choosing the best creative writing program or conference.
March 2014 | Ru Freeman
"...one way or another, those books and those writers whose words, or work, or world-view, or disposition I need to fuel my stories will slide under my feet and steady them."
February 2014 | Roxane Gay
The first year I attended AWP, I hated it. There were so many people, everywhere, and they were impossibly chic, so that made them even more intimidating.
February 2014 | Steve Almond
Not long ago, I held a workshop on writing sex scenes. I began this workshop by reading a short erotic story called “A Seminal Release.” As the title might imply, the piece is among the worst examples of sex writing known to man, an astonishing compendium of inappropriate adverbs and gratuitous genital euphemisms.