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On Prose: Letter to a young writer

10/31/19

I had a conversation with a young friend this summer, and since so many other young writers face the same concerns I thought it would be...

Though writers appreciate their friends asking “What are you working on now?” they often answer evasively, since so much can go wrong with a work...

Historians are sometimes asked, when a magazine plans a special issue, for example, to think back in time and pick the moment in American history...

Readers and writers in this corner of the world took three heavy hits in 2018, the implications of which are very discouraging. Books are a...

Fiction is invented, but not out of thin air. Where novelists and story writers find their plots and premises, their characters and settings, is a...

Writers, the good ones, take full ownership of their words — their printed words. Off duty, away from the keyboard, a looser standard often kicks...

We returned from our trip to Iceland this summer with two souvenirs: a small Icelandic flag which we planted in our window box between geraniums...

On Prose: Opera Sends a Writer to His Desk

8/24/17

Writers often have a passion for another art form that inspires them just as much as literature. A novelist I know is devoted to abstract...

On Prose: What’s in a Title?

6/30/17

If the thousands of words inside a book form its body, brain, and soul, then the two or three words of the title represent its face, the...

“Seeing how many great writers have been total jerks in their personal lives,” I can picture a young novelist reasoning, “then clearly as a writer...

I received wild applause when I read my poem. Or was it perfunctory applause? Or, for that matter, was it sarcastic? 1959 is a long time ago, and I...

Picking Thoreau’s Favorite Fruit

8/25/16

A novelist I’m very close to — we practically inhabit the same skin — has been spending a lot of time this summer hiding in his backyard blueberry...

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