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Cover Photo: In this photograph, we see a dense pine forest from above. A road curves through the center of the photograph and the left side of the photograph is darker than the other, as if closer to a mountain.
Five Exercises to Clarify What You’re Writing About
If you’re having trouble seeing the forest through the trees, these exercises will help you pinpoint what kind of story you’re trying to tell—and who your audience might be.
May 03, 2021
Cover Photo: This header's background is the nonbinary pride flag with the covers of 'The Black Tides of Heaven' by Neon Yang, 'Felix Ever After' by Kacen Callender, 'Freshwater' by Akwaeke Emezi, and 'Once & Future' by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy on top of it
Writing Nonbinary Characters
As a nonbinary queer writer, fictional characters helped me understand myself. I encourage authors to include nonbinary characters in their work.
Dec 06, 2021
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a wooden sign nailed onto a tree. The sign has an arrow pointing forward and reads "Dead End." The sign is the only part of the photograph in-focus; we can see leaves and spots of light around the sign, as if light is being filtered through a forest.
How to Write an Ending
Why is it so hard to land the ending of a story? We want the endings of our stories to feel surprising yet inevitable—which is easier said than done.
Dec 08, 2021

Cover Photo: view through an office window out into a wooden-fenced backyard filled with bushes, flowers and flowering trees, a table and red chairs, and a wooden bench
Where Jami Attenberg Writes
Only now does my office feel like my home again. Only now does my body feel like my home again.
Aug 17, 2021
Cover Photo: This photograph shows the author's bedroom writing set up: a large pillow, with her laptop and notebooks sitting in front of it on the bed. To the right, we see a bookshelf and an adjustable lamp.
Where Jami Nakamura Lin Writes
That’s what my own process of writing, and living, is like: trying to conserve, redirect, and restore my energy in the most fruitful way.
Jul 15, 2021
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a laptop poised on top of books above a messy desk with a green lamp that casts a warm yellow glow
Where José Vadi Writes
“I blame my first studio apartment for my habit of writing in kitchens.”
Sep 29, 2021