Dustin Renwick took on the McArdle family recipe for pumpkin pie, but substituted brown sugar for granulated. He made the crust from scratch, using a favorite cookbook.

The 2022 National Book Awards were announced this week. I expect I am not alone in adding the winners in fiction and nonfiction to my wish list and handing it, not very discreetly, to my gift-giver-in-residence. Come late December, I hope to have the winners —… Read More

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How the WriterL came to be: The origin story of a narrative community

November 4, 2022

Award-winning newspaper journalist Stuart Warner helped archive WriterL discussions as a "family album" of a special time

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WriterL, the book: A “greatest hits” collection of narrative discussions

November 3, 2022

A nonfiction author revisits the conversations of a hopeful narrative era and finds lessons that endure

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The Mayborn is back! In person and online

July 20, 2022

Save the dates, register and enter your work: One of America's premier narrative journalism conferences is returning at a new venue

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A tribute to the consummate reporter/writer: Francis X. Clines

July 14, 2022

Writing coach and scholar Roy Peter Clark offers memories and wisdom gleaned from the career and clips of a consummate newsman and storyteller

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A “story-keeping” project helps people heal

May 12, 2022

A hospice uses stories as a way to help patients prepare for death and to bridge divisions in society

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Award season 2022 continued: The Pulitzer Prizes

May 10, 2022

The prizes were dominated by accountability and major news sites, with digital reporting, commitment to local news and Ukrainian journalists honored

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Award season 2022: A peek behind the scenes at some narrative winners

April 19, 2022

As this year's journalism awards roll out, we look back at the winners that were featured in Storyboard posts

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Kari Howard: An editor and mentor who loved good stories and storytellers

January 12, 2022

Howard, who inspired writers at The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and Nieman Storyboard, died this week at 59

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The wisdom of babes, the sounds of music, and tasty stories to chew on

December 23, 2021

The 2021 Editor's Choice Awards go to work inspired by or about children, song and food

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The peak posts of 2021: Hemingway, sensitive sourcing and self-editing

December 22, 2021

The 2021 Community Choice Awards, according to the analytics

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Tempted to self-publish that book? Here are some things to know

December 15, 2021

Author and writing coach Chip Scanlan shares what he learned when he dared to self-publish a chapbook of interviews with writers and editors