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Five Videos To Transform Your Writing

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As writers looking to learn more about craft, most of us tend to do what we find most natural; we grativitate toward books on writing, articles about editing, or perhaps we read books by literary greats to study their style. Most of us likely choose other forms of the written word to help us learn more about how to write better. 

But what you might be missing are all the wonderful videos available at the touch of a button on writing

July 29, 2016 | Crystal King

Craft Advice Interviews The Writing Life

Going Off the Rails: A Conversation with Lindsay Hatton

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One of Chicago Tribune’s “30 Books to Read This Summer,” Lindsay Hatton’s debut novel, Monterey Bay, released tomorrow, follows precocious Margot Fiske, a fifteen-year-old relocated to Monterey Bay by her father, as she navigates a relationship with an older biologist

July 18, 2016 | Ren C. Smith


Value the Mad Impulse: A Conversation with John Domini

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During my years as an undergraduate at Linfield College, I had the luck of meeting John Domini, then an adjunct professor in creative writing. As a philosophy major, I didn’t take many classes from him, but I lurked around the hallways of the English department

July 8, 2016 | Naomi Ulsted


Take Your Stories From Good to Outstanding: Introducing the Short Story Incubator with Ron MacLean

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In advance of our inaugural Short Story Incubator program, instructor Ron MacLean explains what fiction writers can get out of six-months intensive study, describes his ideal Incubator student, and lays out the program's "ruthless and joyous focus on taking stories from workshop good to publishable." 

June 28, 2016 | Info

Interviews The Workshop

These Are Moments We Don’t Want to Look Away From: A Conversation with Yaa Gyasi

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Spanning eight generations, three centuries, and two countries, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing, released today, has already been commended by literary figures from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Roxane Gay

June 7, 2016 | Colwill Brown

Books & Reading Interviews