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Remembering the Ship of Fools

I’m talking about column writing, a game I’ve been playing for more years than I care to count — though if I actually sit down and tally it up, the number comes to about 20.
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  02-16-2012  |  Commentary

Jason Rapczynski Writes a Novel in Three Days -- and Gets it Publishednew

For 31 years, the 3-Day Novel Contest has provided an outlet for any writer, would-be or otherwise, to pound the keys and get it done. Bonus: The contest winner works with an editor and gets the novel published by 3-Day Books, which organizes the contest.
New Haven Advocate  |  David Riedel  |  07-07-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Pulse Pen Picks Up Sound and Scribblesnew

LiveScribe's user-friendly Pulse can record audio and upload notes directly to your Windows computer, making it an outright boon to students, reporters, and others.
The Georgia Straight  |  Petti Fong  |  11-24-2008  |  Tech

Joyce Carol Oates is a Disciplined Scribenew

Speculation about Oates' jaw-dropping productivity swirls around her: She writes in a trance. She's a recluse. She never revises. But, in fact, her recipe is simple: She writes every single day.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Barbara Davenport  |  11-19-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'Powder' Compiles the Stories of Female Soldiersnew

This collection of short stories and poems, which will be available for purchase beginning on Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- was published by Kore Press, a Tucson publication company dedicated to making women's literary voices heard.
Tucson Weekly  |  Megan Neighbor  |  11-06-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Talking About Talking About Winenew

Many of us misunderstand the nature of wine language. You see, wine language is poetic -- a way of describing not what a wine objectively tastes like, but what it was like for the writer to taste the wine. Good wine writing presents an experience, not an analysis.
C-Ville Weekly  |  J. Tobias Beard  |  11-05-2008  |  Food+Drink

The Terkel Rules: Translating from Speech to Prosenew

Terkel's books consist of tape-recorded conversations with mostly common people; after a brief introduction from Terkel, each text unspools almost seamlessly, with only an occasional nudge from the questioner. But here's the thing: most people don't talk that way.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Lenehan  |  11-03-2008  |  Books

I Posed Today: How I Came to Bare Some an Open Playboy Auditionnew

I was surfing, looking for writing opportunities, and I stumbled upon its national casting call instead. It just so happened that the next stop was Vegas. I took the synchronicity as a sign from the Writing Gods. "This is your chance!" they whispered as a star on the website's map blinked on Vegas.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  C. Moon Reed  |  09-05-2008  |  Culture

Haruki Murakami on Runningnew

Murakami's new book, What I Talk about When I Talk about Running, is such a memoir: Murakami here treats long-distance running as both a routine that has physically sustained him for more than 20 years, and a metaphor for his workhorse approach to writing.
The Portland Mercury  |  Marjorie Skinner  |  07-31-2008  |  Nonfiction

The Angry Grammarian: Words We Missnew

Good words are like muscles. They can be really strong and beautiful, but if you don't use 'em, they'll atrophy and eventually disappear.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Jeffrey Barg  |  07-28-2008  |  Advice

Road Fatigue: The Beat Generation in the Rearview Mirrornew

Along with all the writers who come after them, I am indebted to the Beats for their invigoration of the arts, for shattering the molds and enlarging the realm of what can be printed, sung, painted, and said. There has been a progression since then, however. "Transgression," sometimes billed as the obligation of a true artist in the contemporary world, has become so widespread and predictable that it seems almost tame -- trendy transgressive, if you will.
The Texas Observer  |  A.G. Mojtabai  |  07-24-2008  |  Books

How the Web Has Changed Writingnew

Back in the 1990s, I taught writing using books and movies -- there was only one possible kind of output: linear narratives written on sheets of paper. When I recently returned to teaching writing, I couldn't imagine teaching writing using books and linear narratives. I taught writing by showing my students how different software applications could help them structure their writing.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Annalee Newitz  |  04-23-2008  |  Tech

Book of Imprisoned Women's Writing is Fascinating, Heartbreaking, Amusing & Frighteningnew

Words Without Walls, a book of poetry and drawings from women in Nova Scotian prisons, offers insight into troubled lives and a damaged system.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Sue Carter Flinn  |  04-14-2008  |  Books

The Exaggerated World of David Sedarisnew

David Sedaris responds to allegations that he fabricates portions of his stories, then discusses writer's block, quitting smoking and killing animals.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-12-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Wright Stuffnew

Arkansas native C.D. Wright, who just won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the so-called "genius grant"), talks about her work.
Arkansas Times  |  David Koon  |  10-08-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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