Meander, Spiral, Explode might be my new bible. But before I get into why, I'll confess: I'm a structure nerd. It wasn't always this way. When I first started writing fiction (which followed on the
I spend a lot of time reading children's books these days. And now that my older son is a toddler, he has very strong opinions about what books he'll sit still for—gone are
In this series, The Art of Landing talks to literary magazine editors from around the world, picking their brains to see what they like and don’t like in submissions, how/if they work
How many drafts of a story, or essay, or book, do you write before it feels “done”? Ten, twenty, fifty, one-hundred story drafts? More? One of the things that I find surprises the
Of all the craft elements out there when it comes to writing, the one that gets the least love--perhaps because it's the least glamourous--is learning the read like a writer. But the truth is,
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