The U.S. Supreme Court at dawn on October 30, 2022.

Story Craft

When the best form for a complex narrative is a simple structure

October 20, 2022

Parallel profiles of three women in the massacre at Bucha, Ukraine, represent the massacre of hundreds

Story Craft

How one death by gun violence revealed an epidemic of indifference

October 13, 2022

Journalist and NPR show host Peter Sagal merged narrative and essay forms to profile a young woman felled by a gun and forgotten by society

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A better way to teach writing? Try journalism

October 6, 2022

A PhD in literature argues that journalism, not "comp," is the most effective way to help college student learn to write

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What reporters need from editors and editors need from reporters

September 29, 2022

A partnership between narrative journalists Jan Winburn and Moni Basu led to deep stories and a deep friendship

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What stacking wood can teach us about structuring stories

September 7, 2022

Author and wood-splitter Kim Cross tackles a mountain of firewood, which helps her work through the mountainous first draft of a story

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Hacking and whacking the way to writing clarity — and pie

August 25, 2022

An author and freelancer contemplates story craft as she tames and harvests the blackberry brambles on her land

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Not just SayWhat, but SezWho?

August 12, 2022

A magazine writer and editor argues that it's not enough to fact-check our reporting.— we have to know-check our conclusions

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Yardscaping your way to a story

August 3, 2022

A writer has a flagstone path built at her cabin, and watches the story process in action, one stone (word, paragraph, scene) at a time

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Raise your glasses to four lessons all writers can learn by judging craft beer

July 15, 2022

A newsman applies core journalistic skills as he brews, sips and rates homebrew

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So you want to write a book? The risks and rewards of memoir

July 6, 2022

A learning-teaching journalist shares lessons learned as she revisited the realities of her mother's death and her own eating disorder

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A podcast focused on diversity practices what it preaches

July 1, 2022

"Immigrantly" podcast creator and host works with a team of writers who will challenge her — and she them — as they prepare questions for guests

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2022 Power of Narrative: The matrix of editor, reporter and story

May 5, 2022

How a longtime contributor and a top editor at The New York Times Magazine work together to create award-winning journalism