WTP Writer: Lynn Casteel Harper

WTP Writer: Lynn Casteel Harper

“I am not interested in writing detached from people’s actual lives.” By Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer Lynn Casteel Harper is a writer, minister, and chaplain. Her nonfiction book, On Vanishing, is forthcoming with Catapult Books. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review online, Catapult, The Huffington Post, North American Review, Tiferet, New Delta Review, CALYX, and…

Words That Don't Exist

Words That Don't Exist

“I knew perfectly well what existed as emotional fact in my own ‘style,’ but not necessarily in that of my characters.” By DeWitt Henry, Literary Bookmarks Editor Critic James Wood observes that “tension between the author’s style and his or her characters’ styles becomes acute when three elements coincide: when a notable stylist is at…

On Writing: Letting Go of What’s Next

On Writing: Letting Go of What’s Next

“I write to analyze. And I analyze to improve.” By Nina Badzin, WTP Guest Writer Nina Badzin is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, advice columnist, co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio, wife, and mother of four. She has been (and in some cases is currently) a contributing writer at Brain, Child Magazine, City South Magazine, Edina Magazine, The…

Remaking the Rules: What a Nonfiction Writer Can Learn from a Novel

Remaking the Rules: What a Nonfiction Writer Can Learn from a Novel

Benefits of a Collective Narration By Anita Gill, WTP Guest Writer Anita Gill is a teacher and writer based in Los Angeles. She has an MA in Literature from American University, and she will soon complete an MFA in Nonfiction from Pacific University. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Brevity’s blog, Hippocampus Magazine, and…

A Writer Learns From Wyeth

A Writer Learns From Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth Offers a Master Class in the Literary Arts By Beth Kephart Beth Kephart, a National Book Award finalist, teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of twenty-two books. A partner at Juncture Workshops, she has recently published the illustrated memoir workbook, Tell the Truth. Make It Matter. More about Beth,…