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The Joy of Work
Advice from Edgar Allan Poe’s crypt
Ursula K. Le Guin recreates reality • In the October 1991 issue of The Writer, Le Guin explains the necessity of knowledge in the writing process.
Follow your dream, but don’t quit your day job
Art of the interview • Don’t just phone in your interview. With savvy preparation, the results of a quality interview can deepen and enhance your work.
7 reasons this writer may unfollow you on Twitter
Comfortable with the Uncomfortable • Novelist Susanna Moore confronts topics that make readers shiver while firing up their imaginations. The following interview was conducted in 2013, after the publication of her book, The Life of Objects.
PONDER YOUR WORDS: How to Wield the POWER OF LANGUAGE • Carefully weigh your work (and its impact) before sending it out into the world.
BUILD IT INTO YOUR DAY • The following 10 strategies enabled the author to write more than 20 books — and acquire publishing gigs in dozens of publications.
5 WAYS INTO A STORY • An experienced writer of short fiction offers a broad range of entry points that can get you started.
How Can I Earn a Living by Writing?