From the Editor

Four questions mine for bottomless wisdom

July 10, 2020

Writing coach Chip Scanlan brings back "Chip on Your Shoulder," which features formatted interviews that yield a surprising range of answers

From the Editor

The challenge of writing a life in two lines

June 10, 2020

How contemplating the essence of your own brief obituary can teach you how to report and write about others

From the Editor

A confluence of hard news that demands uncomfortable considerations

June 9, 2020

Essays following the death of George Floyd challenge journalists to confront racial blindness in society, in their newsrooms and in themselves

From the Editor

Reverse engineering your story or project

May 26, 2020

Sometimes the best way to go forward is to think backwards

From the Editor

Take small steps to tell the big story: Make free writing a daily discipline

April 28, 2020

Take notice of what's right in front of you, and capture it with some version of the free write

From the Editor

Coronavirus is a reminder of this universal lesson: No experience is ours until it is

March 6, 2020

When you're in the middle of a news story, you read the coverage differently

From the Editor

If it was good enough for Jane Austen …

September 13, 2019

A reluctant reconsideration of "they" as a singular pronoun, with a short plea for pronoun clarity