The Second Time Around

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about working on her second book in the wake of her debut novel, FEAST OF SORROW.

July 28, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Getting it Out On Paper Begins the Healing Process: An Interview with Brookview House CEO Deborah Hughes

July 27, 2017 | Eve Bridburg

Interviews The Workshop

Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Helen Simonson's The Summer Before the War

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment focuses on a sentence for its voice and approach, rather than its sound

July 26, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Sarajevo and Atlanta Writers Are Creating Art and Empathy Across National and Cultural Borders

July 25, 2017 | Stacy Mattingly

The Writing Life

Best of the Web 07/24/17

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


In The Guardian, from Dickens to Ishiguro, Catherine Lacey discusses why her favorite book openings compel her.

"Top 10 opening scenes in books." 

July 24, 2017 | GrubWrites