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, […]

May 15, 2018

Finding the Magic Writing Ritual

By Caroline Hagood

Writers’ rituals are central to the way they work and are often treated as acts of spirituality or even seance. Haruki Murakami refers to his routine as “a form of […]

January 15, 2015

Catching Up on Bestsellers

By Brian Michael Murphy

As a kid, I never read novels, graphic or otherwise. My brother read comic books, choose-your-adventure stories, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, an assortment of Afrocentric tomes from Black Arts Plus, down […]

June 28, 2013

What Makes Contemporary American Poetry So Good

By Amit Majmudar

One of the most wonderful things about being a writer in contemporary America—besides the unprecendented ease of access to books—is our multiplicity of traditions. In the past, in smaller, more homogenous […]