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Cover Photo: This header image has a picture of Cheryl Strayed sitting in a chair on the left hand side and a cover of her newest book, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, on the right hand side.
How’s the Writing Going, Cheryl Strayed?
“I love writing. I really do. Even though I often hate it at various points in the process. Learning to accept that has been so important to me.”
Nov 22, 2022
Cover Photo: This header image shows headshots of Kavita Das, Gaiutra Bahadur, and Gabrielle Bellot, along with the book cover of Craft and Conscience
The Risks, Realities, and Rewards of Writing About Social Issues
A roundtable with Kavita Das, the author of ‘Craft and Conscience: How to Write About Social Issues,’ and contributors Gaiutra Bahadur and Gabrielle Bellot.
Nov 28, 2022
Cover Photo: This header image is a headshot of Ruben Quesada next to the cover of his book, Latinx Poetics
Ruben Quesada Introduces Readers to the Expansive World of Latinx Poetics
Ruth Joffre interviews Ruben Quesada on his new book ‘Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry,’ the first anthology devoted to essays exploring the subject from a Latinx perspective.
Nov 29, 2022

Cover Photo: This photograph shows a person dressed in a ghost sheet standing in the middle of an empty city street.
Writing Ghosts and Why You Want To
Write a scene in which you’re sharing space with a ghost from your memory. It can be memoir or fiction, scary or silly, simple or complex. Just like ghosts themselves.
Oct 03, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a seagull flying high above the viewer against a bright blue sky with a few wispy clouds. The seagull is positioned in such a way that it almost feels like it's looking down at us.
In an Essay, Let Us Borrow Your Eyeballs—or Anyone Else’s, Really, Even a Bird’s
Meaning is an abstract concept. It needs a container. Concrete details are those vessels, the building blocks, the foundation of a good essay.
Oct 17, 2022
Cover Photo: This black and white image is a production still of 'The Newsroom,' and in it the characters are standing in the middle of a prairie around a television screen sitting on the ground.
Begin to Build the World of Your TV Series
The success of a show often hangs on the writer’s ability to create a compelling sense of place. Use this prompt from classes instructor Alexander Aciman to imagine possibilities for your very own TV series.
Nov 09, 2022