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I hear a voice in my head. She begins speaking when I’m walking, taking a shower, or trying to sleep. She starts to tell me her story. I sit at the computer screen and hope to capture the story, but nothing happens. I’m not blocked exactly. It’s just that she doesn’t want to speak through …
What is that phrase you read that bugs you? It’s not cliché (like all that and a bag of chips), but yet, because it appears in almost every single book you read, it is cliché. My phrase: Everything went black. (Here’s a little something fun–the origin of the phrase “everything went black” and other clichés…) …
Themes of immigrants, enforced silence, & strong adolescent girls in this compelling interview.
Jennifer Acker’s deeply considered and expansive novel focuses on love and family transcending races, cultures, religions, geography and time, and serves to expand the horizons of American readers for whom distant nations remain more “other” than familiar.
WTP guest writer Ann Epstein defends the often disparaged adverb, and in the process explores why writers in particular are susceptible to arbitrary rules of style.
Lynn Lipinski’s short story, “The Dying Kind,” follows a hospice care worker and appears in January’s magazine.
DeWitt Henry’s latest Shoptalk post visits the art of revision and self editing, and tips for refining your writing after the first draft.
Decolonization in Tahiti
Titaua Peu tells the story of decolonization in Tahiti and Polynesia in her latest novel Pina, translated from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman.