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Write Place, Write Time: Erin Morgenstern

This is, alas, not a proper office. This is a windowless writing cave in an apartment I moved into last ...

Write Place, Write Time: Dani Shapiro

This is my office at home in rural Connecticut.  Sometimes I prefer working at home, and sometimes I wish I ...

Write Place, Write Time: Erica Jong

I love to write early in the morning when the whole world is quiet except for the birds. Whether in ...

Write Place, Write Time: Lee Woodruff

This is my office in our cottage on Lake George. It’s paneled in warm wood and the shelves are filled ...

You Can’t Teach Someone to Write (Except You Can)

There are so many aphorisms about writing I will co-sign. “Writing is rewriting.” “You have to collect a lot of ...

The Dictionary of Fictional Techniques: Proxy Detailing

The Dictionary of Fictional Techniques is a running feature in which I observe, name, and discuss heretofore uncategorized (at least to ...

What Makes a Beautiful Sentence?

Earlier this week, Publisher’s Weekly posted a short list of five “perfect” sentences on its blog. The post says, “To get ...

What’s On Your Alternate Ending Wishlist?

Hemingway famously said that he re-wrote the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times before he got it right. ...

20 Favorite Quotes About Writing

Earlier this week, we asked you to submit your favorite quotes about writing and the writer’s life to enter to ...

Writer’s Clock Giveaway!

Few of the items we’ve shared in Book Fetish or featured on our Facebook page have received quite as many, ...