Writer-to-Writer Writer-to-Writer Essays on Craft and The Writing Life TURNING OUT THE LIGHTS: On Cuba, Writing, and the Ecstasy of Planetary Topography, a craft essay by Tim Weed June 2, 2017 DON’T BE A DRONE: Manipulating the Reader Through Pitch and Pace, A Poetry Craft Essay by Grant Clauser May 22, 2017 TIME HEALS, EVEN YOUR DRAFTS: Three Key Realizations for Revising Your Novel, A Craft Essay by Wendy Fox May 18, 2017 LIES I TELL MY STUDENTS, a creative nonfiction craft essay by Liz Stephens March 6, 2017 CHILD’S PLAY: How Creative Play Helped Unlock My Nonfiction Writing, a craft essay by Megan Culhane Galbraith February 1, 2017 ACROSS THE DIVIDE AND BACK: How Writing Poetry Is Changing My Nonfiction, a craft essay by Vivian Wagner January 29, 2017 SOMEONE IS WRITING THE REAL WEST VIRGINIA, a craft essay by Mary Ann Bragg December 6, 2016 WHERE TO BEGIN: An Investigation into First Lines, a Craft Essay by Michael Overa November 28, 2016 INTENT TO WITHHOLD, a Craft Essay by Alisa A. Gaston November 15, 2016 STOP BREATHING AND JUST WRITE: National Novel Writing Month, a craft essay by Claire Rudy Foster November 14, 2016 BECOMING AN OUTLAW Or: How My Short Fiction Became a Memoir, a craft essay by Andrea Jarrell October 26, 2016 BEST READER, WORST ENEMY, a Craft Essay by Claire Rudy Foster October 25, 2016 EMOTION IS NOT PLOT: Using Detachment to Create Powerful Fiction, a craft essay by Claire Rudy Foster August 8, 2016 IN THE MINES, A Craft Essay on Creative Nonfiction by Linnie Greene April 5, 2016 THE EMPATHY MACHINE, Part Two by Kelly McQuain text version March 16, 2016 SEEKING CHILDHOOD by Nathaniel Popkin February 22, 2016 THE MAN ON THE COUCH AND THE MAN WHO SPEAKS POEMS by J.G. McClure November 24, 2015 WHY I WRITE Or, It’s The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel (Sorta) Fine by J.G. McClure August 13, 2015 IN PRAISE OF MISTRANSLATIONS by J.G. McClure May 11, 2015 THANK YOU, JUDGE JUDY by Jen Karetnick May 7, 2015 CROSSING BORDERS IN FICTION by Ellen Meeropol April 9, 2015 CONFESSIONS OF A FICTION EDITOR by George Dila March 25, 2015 LEAVING APPALACHIA: Overlap in Poetic Landscapes by Julia Paganelli January 23, 2015 THE POET’S “I”: DISTANCE THROUGH FIRST-PERSON by Katie Rensch January 21, 2015 APPROACHING BORDERS by Nathaniel Popkin January 13, 2015 TRAPPED IN THE ALPHABET by Niels Hav January 9, 2015 CROSSING THE EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE: ARCHER, BOB’S BURGERS, AND CONTEMPORARY POETRY by J.G. McClure January 8, 2015 RETHINKING THE SHITTY FIRST DRAFT by George Dila January 7, 2015 THAT DEXTEROUS MARGIN by Michael McFee January 6, 2015 THE ART OF DESPAIR by Allison Seay December 19, 2014 Thwack! Load more titles!