Don't close your eyes! (Scary Mary is coming for your children...)

The Art of Introduction

"The Worn Path": Eudora Welty speaks about the genesis of a story

A Lonely Pursuit? Not Unless You Want It to Be.

Margaret Atwood on life and debt

"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter

Saturday Quote: Lee Child on The Invisible Undercarriage

Write What You Know (Nothing About)

'Tis the season for philippics

Too Good Not to Share: On Being Skipped

Cue the Thunder...

One for the toolbox: Forgotten Books online

Sunday Quote: King on the Truth of Fiction

Sometimes you just need to rock it out

Gotta love today's Crankshaft

National Book Awards finalist announced

Note from New York

The Daydream and the Will

Neil Gaiman wants to read you a bedtime story

Terrible Titles... or Just Terribly Weird?

Patricia Cornwell (inside the mind of a crime writer)

Secrets of Starving Artists

I heard that (Toni McGee Causey on the art of eavesdropping)

Quiet: I'm Trying to Write!

May the stores be with you

Fabulous Freebie Alert

Making Stories Human

I'm no poet (and I know it)

Pet Peeves of Prose: What Drives You Nuts?

Don't vote! (Unless you actually care...)

Elegant Variation

Note to Self: Samara O'Shea on journaling the journey