Annotation Tuesday!

Shop Class: Learning to look up, down, sideways, backwards and beyond

March 12, 2019

An amateur photographer's blog provides lessons for all storytellers on where to train your eye

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #10: A loyalist’s last lament

March 11, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Annotation Tuesday!

THE PITCH: Wired’s exec editor seeks stories that reveal all faces of technology

March 5, 2019

Rejections aren't personal: “70 percent of why pitches don't work has nothing to do with the writer”

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #9: Echoes from an empty desk

March 4, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Notable Narratives

Raw first stories from the Appalachian Trail

February 28, 2019

Earl V. Shaffer's original journals reveal a treasure trove that inspired a book, and generations of hikers — and writers — to come

5 Questions

Building a museum with jars of dirt, and building stories from the ground up

February 26, 2019

A writer profiles Alabama's new memorial to slavery through the eyes of slavery's descendants — connecting then and now, "us and them"

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #8: Podium pontifications

February 25, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Story Craft

Can a soundtrack ease you through a story?

February 21, 2019

A veteran journalist tuned into music to turn on her writing

Why's This So Good?

What the “Insect Apocalypse” reveals about faulty human memory

February 19, 2019

Brooke Jarvis takes windshield wipers to environmental blindness

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #7: Desperation calls the consultant

February 18, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Story Craft

Forget the chocolates. Tell a story instead

February 14, 2019

A Valentine's Day sampler of non-cliche love stories