Don’t Write Alone: Notes on Craft

The Only Reader Who Matters

Caroline Shannon Karasik reckons with various craft advice, including “write for no one,” when she’s always hoped to one day share her book with her grandmother.

What Matters Most Is Showing Up

If I can write a novel on no sleep, no time, no artist’s life, no fancy residency, and under massive amounts of pressure, someone else can too.

Jun 07, 2021
Opening the Gate to the Stranger and Strange Thought

Toni Mirosevich explains the writing process behind one of her Catapult essays and explores one of her craft theories, which she calls “opening the gate”

May 18, 2021
A Musical Key to Earth’s Wild Music

Here are five animals, each with the music it makes or inspires, and each with a bit of its story, selected from Earth’s Wild Music.

A Case Against Killing Your Darlings

I want any novel I write to be full of darlings. If possible, all darlings.

Apr 05, 2021