Author Essay

The Book that Changed My Life

The author of The Lost Chapters reflects on the book that rewired her thoughts during a jail sentence.

By LESLIE SCHWARTZ • 2 years ago
Author Essay

On Writing Fiction about My Real Life

The author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree illuminates how the real and imagined create truth together.

By INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS • 2 years ago
Author Essay

The Syntax of Literature’s Greatest Lines

The Joy of Syntax author explains why it's okay to break editors' rules (occasionally).

By JUNE CASAGRANDE • 2 years ago
Author Essay

A Letter From Guernsey Author Mary Ann Shaffer

"There my characters stand: bored, boring, and mute. Furthermore, they don’t like me any more than I like them."

By MARY ANN SHAFFER • 2 years ago
Article

What Publishing My First Book Taught Me About Love

The author of Playing with Matches talks book deals, dating, and finding a match who gets your quirks.

By HANNAH ORENSTEIN • 2 years ago
Author Essay

5 Women in Literature Who Are Total Bosses

The author of Like She Owns the Place spotlights leading ladies who changed their own stories.

By CARA ALWILL LEYBA • 2 years ago
Article

8 Goodies for the Lazy Days of Summer

Because we all need a journal disguised as an ice cream sandwich. (Seriously.)

By POTTER GIFT • 2 years ago
Author Essay

How to Keep Plot Twists Fresh

Somebody's Daughter author David Bell reveals the most crucial component for building suspense.

By DAVID BELL • 2 years ago