June 8, 2018

The Quest for the Enchanted Writing Tip

By Caroline Hagood

Many writers spend their whole careers chasing that enchanted writing tip that will make them extraordinary, and there’s certainly no shortage of craft advice. Some authors (I’m looking at you, […]

February 7, 2018

On Writing Naked, Bloody, in Exile

By Caroline Hagood

Write naked. That means to write what you would never say. Write in blood. As if ink is so precious you can’t waste it. Write in exile, as if you […]

March 21, 2012

Craft Note: The Elegy (part one)

By Jake Adam York

[Blogger’s note: This post is part of a series of craft notes that look forward to the work Tarfia Faizullah and I will be doing at the Kenyon Review Writers […]

March 8, 2012

A Few Notes on Craft — and Games

By Jake Adam York

I remember clearly though it’s more than fifteen years past a graduate-school colleague standing up in the apartment of a friend, several hours of workshop conversation behind us, and declaring […]

March 6, 2012

A Craft Note on The Craft Note

By Jake Adam York

I spent this past weekend at the annual AWP Conference in Chicago, alternately overstimulated by the crowd in the bookfair and by the conversations in and around the panels. I […]