Exploring the art and craft of story
October 22, 2019
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A writer and physician stumbles into a solution for writing fast and relaxed. Sleep is required.
Lessons from biographer Robert Caro's instructive mini-memoir "Working"
Shop class: A retired journalist coaxes college students to find the magic of words in everything from poetry to the Bible to rap to country music
A reluctant reconsideration of "they" as a singular pronoun, with a short plea for pronoun clarity
Advice to a blocked writer from others who have suffered the same
Gleaning fundamental wisdom from the dogged work of Seymour Hersh
How to find a compelling storyline in arts coverage — or any beat topic
The art of the "callback" in comedy, film, literature and journalism: When repetition isn't redundancy, but theme and structure
How a 300-word assignment, and a quick read of Ken Fuson's "What a Day!" from 1995, was channeled into a nonfiction prose poem
A science journalist comes to terms with what is lost — and not — when favorite passages are edited out of her long-form story
Agents and editors at the 2019 Power of Narrative conference lob feedback and advice in a live pitch session
The risks and rewards of covering society's monsters: Insights from the 2019 Power of Narrative conference