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Lit Counts: The Unreliable Narrator is Someone I Can Really Rely On

December 04, 2018

By Michael Henry A few months ago I got hooked on the novel Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash. In it, a loner young man...
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Lit Counts: The Perfect Recommendation

December 03, 2018

By Dan Manzanares I hate it when bots or social media algorithms recommend me books. But I love it when a human does,...
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Lit Counts: Sing the Song of Her Possibilities

November 30, 2018

By Suzi Q. Smith I have been writing poetry since I could hold a pen (or at least for as long as I can remember my...
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Five Questions for Carolina Ebeid

August 07, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco
 
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Why Should Writers Travel?

August 06, 2018

By Chetan Mahajan

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The Worst Day

August 02, 2018

By Jason Sweeney

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After All: An Erasure

August 02, 2018

By Kathleen Navarich

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Heart-Shaped Rock

August 02, 2018

By Sam Guymon

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The Equality of Chaos, The Beauty of the Broken

August 02, 2018

By Alexandra Donovan

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MG Adventures with Lija Fisher

July 26, 2018

By Hannah Haddadi

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Lighthouse North: An Origin Story

July 24, 2018

Six years ago, I was feeling quite isolated at home with eight-month-old twins, here in Louisville.

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One Day with 2Hearts

July 20, 2018

By Musa Turner

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Four Questions for Steven Dunn

July 17, 2018

By Hannah Haddadi

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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