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What’s the Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines for Post-MFA Despair | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

Bryan Furuness<p>A weird thing happened the other day. A writer-friend contacted me to say that she felt lost and low and miserable about writing. <i>What’s</i> …

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules

After the recently examined history of how coffee changed the world, the most democratic thing to do would be to offer those of us who prefer tea a comparable treat — and what would be more appropriate than a reading of <b>George Orwell’</b>s his secret to the perfect cup of tea? The passage, which …

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Episode 29: The Fault in Our Stars

What is the difference between drama and melodrama? Should books be written differently with teenage readers in mind? What is Romeo and Juliet …

Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and …

Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women

• The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a writer—especially a male writer—from making gross, false …

9 Key Elements Of Great Endings For Books And Stories - Writer's Relief, Inc.

After a reader finishes a book or a short story, it’s often the ending that resonates most strongly. In some ways, the whole book is about its …

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<b>Editor’s Note</b> | Justin Lawrence Daugherty <b><br>Will You Still…</b> <b>|</b> Justin Brouckaert | <i>poetry</i> <b><br>There’s Something About Bones |</b> Doug Paul Case | <i>poetry</i> <b><br>Chicken Baby</b> …

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Writing Contests Classifieds

Posted May 16, 2018<p>Subtitle 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest<p>Genres Poetry<p>Type Chapbook<p>Contest Deadline 6/15/18<p>Big Title Swan Scythe Press: 2018 Poetry …

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Journal – No. 15<p><i>Spring/Summer 2011 – Vol. 8, No. 1</i><p>Sample Spreads<p>Contributors<p>Nonfiction<p>B. J. Hollars, "In Defense of Sasquatch"<br>David LeGault, "I Am a …

Works with Soul: Jessica Wilbanks

by Keira Havens July 23, 2012<p>I had the pleasure of speaking with writer Jessica Wilbanks, recipient of Ruminate’s 2012 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize for …

Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to William Croft as William Cross.<p><i>You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!</i><p>It’s an odd little speech. But if you went back 15,000 years …

Why We Still Read ‘The Great Gatsby’

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in a scene from “The Great Gatsby.” (AP/Warner Bros. Pictures)<p>This week the film …

The Takeaway: The Great Gatsby

Did anyone actually read “The Great Gatsby”?

One spring just before the financial crisis struck, students at Princeton University threw a Gatsby party. “It’s going to be big,” said an organizer, promising all the trappings of the novel’s soirees. “It’s going to be grandiose.”<p>Gatsby parties are common, but this one stands out for its …

Go Ahead, Throw That Big Gatsby Bash

Celebrating the book doesn't mean contradicting its message, and dressing up and drinking champagne is a better use of time than watching Luhrmann's dud.<p>Flickr / Embarrassment of Riches<p>Earlier this week, <i>Quartz</i>'s Zack Seward argued that throwing lavish, <i>Great Gatsby</i>-themed parties was stupid and …

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We’d seen previews of his dancing at the company holiday party, clucking and sliding on the dance floor with his girlfriend, but now, in his cubicle, …

Roundup: MFA-ccident? Or Worth It?

<i>In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as</i> …

The Great Gatsby hits theaters this week, but early reviews are mixed. Will Hollywood finally get this adaptation right?