Writing

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann
Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind
July 22, 2014

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.

Interruptions Are Even Worse Than We Thought
That Gchat is definitely hurting your work
July 16, 2014

Science proves what we've long known. Gchat is the devil, but we love it. 

The Feminist Writer's Dilemma
Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional"
July 09, 2014

Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional."

Adjuncts Aren't Just Teaching College Kids, They're Trying to Keep Them Together
The unique privilege of being young, white, female, and relateable
May 25, 2014

They're teaching 76% of college classes. And they're confessor, crisis counselor, and social worker to their students.

Which Creates Better Writers: An MFA Program or New York City?
'MFA vs NYC' investigates the relationship between creativity and collectivity
February 27, 2014

The most important question of this collection of essays isn't related to its central binary so much as to the broader question of how we consider the relationship between creativity and collectivity.

 

The Real Reason Writers Love the Amtrak Residency
It's not just the free train ticket
February 26, 2014

It's not just the free train ticket.

Is Drinking Responsible for the Great American Novel?
January 20, 2014

Researchers may prove F. Scott Fitzgerald right: Drinking improves creativity

Therapy: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Writers' Problems
November 05, 2013

Does therapy help or hurt the writing process?

Yes, Young Writers Should Give Their Work Away for Free
It's sad but true: There's no other way to make it
October 29, 2013

Writing in The New York Times this weekend, author and cartoonist Tim Kreider, like every other member of the working media, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and realized he does not like what he sees.

How to Succeed as an Author: Give Up on Writing
The rancid smell of 21st century literary success
October 24, 2013

The publishing industry has bounced back. Take in the rancid smell of 21st century literary success.