Writing

In ‘Game of Thrones’ Withdrawal? Brandon Sanderson Can Help.

The bestselling fantasy writer talks his new book, worldbuilding, the long shadow of George R.R. Martin, and what you should be reading if you're …

George R.R. Martin

Michelle Winters: Cubicle worker by day, Giller-nominated novelist by night

Michelle Winters works a 9-5 job in a cubicle and wrote her novel in secret on the side<p>Until recently, Michelle Winters always wrote in secret.<p>She …

Authors

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Novel

As an anime fan, it's hard to ignore the works of NisiOisin. The anime adaptation of his Monogatari novels is renowned for the symbiotic relationship …

Anime

Outlander writers defend editors for scene cut

Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room<p>Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room<p>The Outlander …

Entertainment

The Five Coben

<b>www.imdb.com</b>/title/tt4370528<p>7.7/10 ·<br>• 3.6K ratings ·<br>• Drama<p>Created by Harlan Coben. With O-T Fagbenle, Tom Cullen, Hannah Arterton, Sarah Solemani. A …

Authors

6 Old Grammar Rules That Are Finally Going Out of Style

Writers should feel free to write stories how the stories need to be told.<p>In 2014, I composed a 15-part series called ‘So-Called Screenwriting …

Screenwriting

(Too) Close Third Person

I recently received a critique of a work in progress that suggested I alter the point of view (POV) from distant third person to close third person. …

Chose

Advice: What’s the right way to critique a friend’s writing

<i>Get the best of the Magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here.</i><p><b>What is your advice when</b> …

Try to Have as Few Conceptual Notions as Possible

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Popular Fiction

Will Ferguson: ‘The only thing harder than writing is not writing’

Will Ferguson is the author of more than a dozen books, including <i>419</i>, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. Ferguson, who lives in Calgary, is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His most recent novel, <i>The Shoe on the Roof</i>, was recently published by Simon & …

Books

The B&N Podcast: James Patterson

Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. <b>The Barnes & Noble Podcast</b> goes between the lines with today’s most interesting …

Authors

NEA Announces Grants, VCFA Launches International MFA, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Children's Book

If books are magic, then children’s books are an extra special brand of magic. The books we read as kids don’t just stick with us, they form who we …

Publishing

15 tips for writing faster

In any corporate setting, the ability to write well is enormously valuable and can provide relative job security. But the ability to write well …

Public Relations

Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>GREAT HONORS ARE flowing to Ursula K. Le Guin. Last year, the Library of America began a publishing program devoted to her work, a rare achievement</i> …

Books

Write now: The lost art of copywriting

<b>David Abbott used to write radio ads</b><br>Not when he was a junior, but when he was the chairman and creative director of the biggest agency in the …

Ricky Gervais

Scrivener 3 for macOS: the Release is Nigh – The Cellar Door

Scrivener 3 for macOS will be released on Monday, 20th November 2017. Scrivener 3 is a major—and paid—update to Scrivener featuring a beautiful, …

Scrivener

SEO Copywriting: How to Write Content That Ranks

Content is king; this is no secret. But what separates great content from good content in the eyes of search engines, like Google?The key here is …

SEO

Journaling the Old-School Way

This is the first year I had to seriously consider why I ask my students to buy composition notebooks for journal writing. As every ninth grader now …

Teaching

Andy Weir: By the Book

<i>The author of “The Martian” and, most recently, “Artemis” has never read Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Yes, I know. I’m the worst sci-fi fan in the universe.”</i><p><b>What books are on your nightstand?</b><p>An advance proof of “Rocket Men” by Robert Kurson, about the Apollo 8 mission.<p><b>Who is your favorite novelist of</b> …

Books

5 calligraphy writing tips for Christmas cards and wrapping

Make your festive name tags and Christmas cards stand out with these beautiful modern calligraphy tips from Kirsten Burke<p>You must have seen the many …

Christmas

Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style | Susan Orlean

Start watching Susan Orlean's class on Skillshare.<p>Join Susan on Skillshare and get 2 months of Premium Membership.<p>Unlock unlimited access to this …

Authors

Reader Question: Can writing a character bio get in the way of one’s creative process?

What if the bio veers away from the writer’s conscious take on the character?<p>A question via email from Hamilton Hollands:<p>My question is do you think …

Screenwriting

NEA Fellowships to Support Creative Writers and Literary Translators Total $1.2 Million | NEA

<i>Washington, DC</i>—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has an extensive history of supporting literature in America, providing funding for the …

Literature

Creative Writing with Emoji Prompts

What kid does not love emojis? I came across this website byrdseed.com/emojis and thought this would be a great lesson for my students. I feel …

Google Docs

Victoria Chang

• Printable Version<br>• Log in to Send<br>• Log in to Save<br>• Pinterest<br>“What I say here might be counterintuitive. If I am looking for writing inspiration, I do the …

Creative Writing

When Time Stops: James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks

In 1949, James Thurber was nearly completely blind, and behind schedule on a book. He headed to Bermuda, in hopes that the change of scenery would …

Authors

Make a Good Impression with Forever Pininfarina Folio by Napkin

Home » Fashion » Make a Good Impression with Forever Pininfarina Folio by Napkin<p>Blending premium materials and finishes with Italian design and fine …

Stylish

Art Talk with NEA Literature Fellow Sandra Gail Lambert | NEA

“My job as a writer is to offer at least some small part of what saved me to others.” — Sandra Gail Lambert<p>Though Sandra Gail Lambert didn't start …

Authors

Catherine Pearlman: “Ignore It!” author — On the long, winding, ultimately fruitful process of landing a first book deal; on finding an agent; on writing a 70-page proposal; on the pleasure/pain of publishing

Authors