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On This Matter of Learning to Write

Bill Stieger | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Bill Stieger

If a would-be writer is serious about his intention to become a fine writer, he would do well to get his head out of the vampire/zombie dreck that somehow passes for literature and discover the masters.

A Book's First Birthday

Roger Wright | Posted 03.27.2014 | Books
Roger Wright

Next week my book, Finding Work When There Are No Jobs, turns one year old. Still just a baby. What have I learned that might strike a chord with...

Meatless Monday: The Bread Also Rises

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Every meal -- any meal, even a loaf of bread -- can offer the opportunity for deeper connection, for a communion for people of every faith or of no particular faith at all. Bread is a food shared by every culture. It is a unifier. Combine a few simple ingredients, and it rises.

Two Hats For Today's Writers (and 10 Awful Truths)

Christopher Meeks | Posted 02.17.2012 | Books
Christopher Meeks

Today's writer needs to wear two hats: those of the artist and of the marketer.

10 Best Short Stories Of All Time

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

As a fitting finale to National Short Story Month, we asked the talented crew over at One Story to name their ten favorite epigrammatic tales. Tanya R...

Will Ferrell Sells All His Possessions

Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment

Will Ferrell's life career has taken a dramatic turn. The comedy icon stars in "Everything Must Go," the indie dramedy based on a Raymond Carver shor...

Books I've Loved and Lost

Allison Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Allison Hill

Will printed books cease to exist? I honestly don't know the answer. But I know that I miss the books I've lost along the way, the physical books with their notes, underlinings and associations.

Getting Slizzard: HuffPost Readers Pick Best Drinking Scenes In Literature (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "Macbeth," Macduff famously asks, "What three things does drink especially provoke?" To which the porter replies, "Marry, sir, nose-painting, slee...

Twain, Salinger, Kafka ...

guardian.co.uk | Nicholas Royle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringin...

Short Stories: Writers Talk About The Form To Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We asked the writers these questions: What do you like about writing short stories, and if you also write novels, how do you compare the writing?

Ann Beattie's 'The Rock': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Ann Beattie, whose novella "Walks with Men" has just been released, is a master writer who, along with Raymond Carver, inspired a ...

The Two Raymond Carvers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Giles Harvey The New York Review of Books "Collected Stories" by Raymond Carver, edited and with notes by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll Lib...

Irving Penn, Twitter, and the Everydayness of Life

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adam Hanft

Twitphobes complain, "Do I really care if so-and-so picked up the kids or had to wait too long for a latte at Starbucks?" Maybe we do. Maybe we should. Maybe we can.

Raymond Carver: New Books On His Stories And Life

The New York Times | Stephen King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's as a chronicle of Carver's growth as a writer that Sklenicka's book is invaluable, particularly after his career path crossed that of the editor ...

Sick of Sarah Palin's Book? Let's Talk About Writing And The Writers' Writer

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These last two weeks seem to be all about books by non-writers and we felt it was time to change the conversation. We asked writers--colleagues and fr...

The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After so many years, and so many lists, you might think the task of choosing the 10 Best Books would get easier. If only. The sublime story collection...