I am a writer. On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board. I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times,
As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining
What do writers write, and what do readers want to read, when the world is turned upside down? In the summer of 1917, as German aircraft pounded London with bombs, and the first American troops arrived
How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann
Let me begin by stating that this is a perfect book. I don't say this lightly. It's perfect in the way that excellent clockwork is perfect: intricate, precise, and hiding all its marvels in plain sight.
lithub.com - Adam KirschAdam Kirsch is an award-winning poet and critic. He is the author of three books of poetry and several books of criticism and biography, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Foreign Policy. He directs the MA program in Jewish Studies at Columbia University.
Austen Lynch on Shakespeare’s folk sources and Jan Dubé on the gods that permeate the language The Royal Shakespeare Company’s project to celebrate the myth and magic of the influence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
In drag queen nomenclature, “reading” has nothing to do with literature. As explained in the immortal 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” which introduced the world to Harlem’s drag ball scene, reading