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Writing In Color 2021 Retreat Preview: Q&A with Serena Chopra

July 14, 2021

Editor's Note: In advance of the 2021 Writing In Color Retreat, we've asked the Faculty for a preview of their...
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Writing In Color 2021 Retreat Preview: Q&A with Manuel Aragon

July 09, 2021

Editor's Note: In advance of the 2021 Writing In Color Retreat, we've asked the Faculty for a preview of their workshop...
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Writing In Color 2021 Retreat Preview: Q&A with André Hoilette

July 09, 2021

Editor's Note: In advance of the 2021 Writing In Color Retreat, we've asked the Faculty for a preview of their workshop...
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Catching Up with Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

July 12, 2018

By Sophie Grossman

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Bad News: I Want To Be A Writer

July 06, 2018

By Sophie Grossman

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Plotting: Trapped in the Beginning?

July 03, 2018

Many a writer gets caught in a loop of writing and rewriting the beginning of a novel.

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Wiggle

July 03, 2018

Let’s say you know the feeling, you feel the feeling, that your story’s supposed to convey.

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A Saturday Afternoon with Rachel Weaver

June 16, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco

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We Can't Look Away

June 16, 2018

About two years ago, we started the first Hard Times writing workshop at the Denver Public Library, and since then, i

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Five Questions for Jesaka Long

June 04, 2018

By Louis Miller

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A Patch of Dirt, A Blank Page

May 31, 2018

Recently, I was digging in the containers of my outdoor potted plants, and I discovered the ornamental sweet potato v

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Collected: A Case for the Whole

May 30, 2018

I came to short story writing through Flannery O’Connor and John Updike in one of those high school English anthologi

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Hollywood Wants Your Book

May 29, 2018

Hollywood wants published books and short stories for the same reason book editors want agented material—curation.

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Let’s Talk About Sex…

May 25, 2018

Like action and dialogue, writing sex scenes can be extremely intimidating.

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Steve Almond Talks 'Bad Stories'

May 24, 2018

The results of the 2016 presidential election elicited a lot of different reactions: surprise, anger, the need to cry

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The Many Voices of Displacement

May 22, 2018

Our world currently faces the highest numbers of displacement in its history, even higher than immediately after Worl

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Four Questions for Ben Loory

May 21, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco

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Summer Camp is For Girls

May 17, 2018

By Louis Miller

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Whose History Is It, Anyway?

May 16, 2018

“History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Our Dangerous Future

May 15, 2018

Editor's Note: Conundrum Press is re-releasing Lighthouse instructor Nick Arvin's story collection, 

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Plot Structure and the Myth of the Natural Writer (Also, Ducks)

May 11, 2018

After I decided to write my first-ever novel, I fell prey to what I call the Myth of the Natural Writer.