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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.
An ensemble of regarded writers pen works inspired by the art of Edward Hopper in a new anthology of short stories edited by Lawrence Block.
Here is a list of many essays, articles, quotes, and links on writing advice, tips, theory, and thought. (from 23 Tips from Famous Writers) “Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be …
“I write what I feel like writing, though I feel most comfortable in short forms…I think there is way too much overwriting going on. You could probably cut out at least a quarter of most novels.” Interview with WTP writer Peter Johnson.
A Special Feature Series: See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 At the welcome reception for my MFA program I was asked the following question: when my novel is published and on bookstore shelves, next to which author would I like to see it placed? I had never thought about this and found myself unable to …
Interview by Press Literary Editor Jo Ely. Read McMonagle’s story “Bleeding Boy” featured in The Woven Tale Press Vol. III #12.
DeWitt Henry’s latest Shoptalk post visits the art of revision and self editing, and tips for refining your writing after the first draft.
A Psychological Journey of Self-Discovery
In her debut memoir, Pauline Baer de Perignon documents her journey to recover her great grandfather’s stolen paintings.