writing

Financially doxxing Elena Ferrante proves exactly why she wanted to remain anonymous

The doxxing itself involved investigating years worth of real estate documents, which led the NYRB to the conclusion of Ferrante’s true identity.

Bronwyn Isaac | October 3, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Is There Such A Thing As “Ethics” In Public Confessional Writing?

What are the rules for when your own personal confessions involve other people?

Robyn Pennacchia | September 16, 2015 - 1:20 pm

What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 3!)

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 8, 2015 - 9:00 am

What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 2!)

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 7, 2015 - 10:00 am

Yes, Please, Let E.L. James Write (And Tank) The Next “Fifty Shades” Movies

So apparently, on top of the fact that conflicts with Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James pushed director Sam Taylor-Johnson to the point that she felt like she never

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Of Course Art Can Change The World, If Only The Art World Wanted It To

VICE wrote up a cool panel discussion at Bard on the subject of politically engaged art today, but it was lacking an answer to the question it posed: Can art

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 12, 2015 - 4:05 pm

How Did Dr. Seuss Create Green Eggs And Ham?

Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Read The Cringe-Worthy Passage That Won The Bad Sex In Fiction Award

I am by no means a prude, but I’m more than happy to admit that reading sex scenes in fiction (or nonfiction, for that matter) skeeves me out a little.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Life After Dating: Writing While Coupled

Over the weekend, my boyfriend Michael visited his mom and his sister, who was home from school for the weekend, out in the burbs. He told them he was going…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Would You Buy A Typewriter With A Modern Twist?

Would you like to own a twee ’90s-style word processor that looks analogue enough to impress your hipster friends but still has a computer in it so you don’t get…

Claire Hannum | October 30, 2014 - 9:00 am
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