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New Festival Celebrates Writers Of Colour

Last year only 4% of the 2,000 or so writers at the three biggest literary festivals were from Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian or East …

London

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives …

“How accidentally a fate is made”: Ed Tarkington on love and its complications, the toll of mental and physical illness — and how dark episodes become the seeds of story

<b>Ed Tarkington (Glen Rose)</b><p>The author of “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” on small town life, murder & how it feels to see your father cry<p>Mary Laura Philpott<p>December 27, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>From the start of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," Ed Tarkington makes clear that two things are happening at …

Books

Writing Habits that Will Improve Your Productivity in 2016

If you spend enough time staring at a blank page it will, much like Nietzsche’s abyss, start staring back at you. What happens during the staring …

The Art of Writing and the Art of Life

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf<p>I have two confessions to make. First, my greatest aspiration is to someday be a novelist. Second, Stephen King is my favorite writer--but this is not really a confession, as I'm proud of it and everyone who knows me knows this (and probably wishes I would stop …

Creative Writing

The Agony of Writing

Photo by JE TheriotLUCY BURDETTE: Since my holiday company has departed, I can turn my thoughts to the new year, wondering what I’ll write and how …

Writing

What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing

Over the years, I've had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: <b>What do you love about the writing life?</b><p>Here are excerpted answers from some highly …

Should We Teach That Good Works Come With Saving Faith?

<i>The following is an edited transcript of the audio.</i><p><b>Should we teach that good works come with saving faith?</b><p>I don't think that question will ever be …