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Joyce Carol Oates

The Writing Practice: Methodology and Camaraderie

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

As for methods of getting work done, it's not that complicated. You can write, for hours and hours without stopping, even to eat, or you can write with breaks.

Hello, Haters!

Roz Warren | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Good writers welcome constructive criticism from readers. Give online readers a comments section and they'll often give you useful feedback, sharing i...

Joyce Carol Oates On Her Literary Hero

Posted 08.10.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Joyce Carol Oates...

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

10 Writing Tips From Joyce Carol Oates

Posted 07.18.2013 | Books

Joyce Carol Oates is one of our favorite writers and writing personalities. A prolific tweeter, the 75 year old today put out 10 pieces of great advic...

Conversations With Women Who Miss Their Mothers

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Benedict

This Mother's Day, I'm steeped in the subject of missing mothers. I've found myself in many private conversations, and a growing public conversation, about how we cope (or don't cope) when mothers are gone, whether they've passed away or are lost to dementia.

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

The Book We're Talking About: 'Mudwoman' by Joyce Carol Oates

Posted 04.02.2012 | Books

"Mudwoman" by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins, $26.95 Published March 20, 2012 What is it about? Meredith Ruth (M.R.) Neukirchen is the fi...

Joyce Carol Oates: Where I Like To Read

Joyce Carol Oates | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Joyce Carol Oates

I read in a perfectly normal, conventional place -- curled up on a sofa in our living room, beneath a light, with my little gray cat Cherie purring and sleeping beside me, if I'm lucky.

Literature As Legacy: Writing Across The Generational Divide

Laura Paull | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco
Laura Paull

Literature as a creator of dialogues that deepen and explore the dynamic between different generations is a theme of a multi-day event at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center his weekend, through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Writers' Valentines to Their Mentors

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.14.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Several years ago, I unleashed a whole lot of gratitude and love in a group of wonderful writers

The Fastest Writers Ever Give You Advice for NaNoWriMo

Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to wr...

What Is It Actually Like To Sell A Novel? | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

"We're closing in on a deal," my agent told me on the phone. "I'm just turning him upside-down now and shaking him for loose change."...

Literary Divas You Can’t Help But Love | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

There are divas and there are their lesser-known male counterparts, divos; the thing that unites them is their willingness to make demands and to do w...

Free eBook Of The Day

eBookNewser | Dianna Dilworth on June 13, 2011 1:39 PM | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

To promote its new video game Rock Star Games teamed up with Mullhollad Books to put out a collection of short stories called L.A. Noire last week. ...

The Decline Of The Pseudonym | Carmela Ciuraru | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

At its most basic level, a pseudonym is a prank. Yet the motives that lead writers to assume an alias are infinitely complex, sometimes mysterious eve...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

Portraits Of Authors In Their Own Words | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

People say that the lines in your face are representative of the life you’ve led – as in, love your laugh lines because clearly you’ve had a goo...

Book Review Roundup: A History Of Information And Short Stories Galore

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Give Me Your Heart" by Joyce Carol Oates Los Angeles Times Oates isn't writing horror fiction, but she might as well be. Her stories pack the s...

Joyce Carol Oates: A Widow's Derangement

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

A Widow's Story is called a memoir, but the word seems too slight for the grandeur of what Joyce Carol Oates does in this work of startling intimacy, humanity, humility, and wisdom.

Obama Presents Arts & Humanities Awards | Meryl Streep, James Taylor Among Those Honored

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is honoring 20 artists, scholars and writers with top awards for the arts and humanities in a salute that em...

President Obama To Award 20 Arts And Humanities Medals

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is to award the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 20 people Wednesday in the White...

Joyce Carol Oates on A Widow's Story

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Louise McCready Hart

This week marks the release of Joyce Carol Oates' memoir A Widow's Story.

Lots Of Love And A Little Anarchy

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady" by Elizabeth Stuckey-­French New York Times "The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady" is populated exclusively by...

Best Literary Sex Scenes (Most Don't Take Place In Beds) | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing about sex in literature is a difficult task; there are so many ways authors can go wrong. Nowadays, most writers spend too much time on the bu...