Writing Filter
  1. Authors Talk: Randon Billings Noble

    In this podcast, author Randon Billings Noble discusses her essay “The Sparkling Future, the Eternal Present” and how older work can continue to have value for readers. “The writer might no longer be the same person by the time the writing is published, but its message can still be relevant to those who read it.”

    Authors
  2. “One of my resolutions is to get in the habit of writing more frequently, and part of that is learning to write shorter.”

    Inspiration
  3. In the Club

    “Sometimes, it was just easiest to choose from what I was given. Was I ungrateful if it wasn’t enough?” Writer Mindy Hung on The Joy Luck Club and Asian representation in popular fiction.

    Books
  4. “Responsibility does not just lie with the writer, because literature is, at its very heart, a collaborative effort. The reader is complicit in the creation of the story, bringing their own prejudices and ways of seeing the world.”

    Fiction
  5. The Power of Words: A Selection of Poetry from 2016

    Journal and zine editors share some of the powerful work they shared in the past year.

    Authors

    "teasel in b&w," by PaulaB at The Temenos Journal.

  6. The Falconers

    In this “open air IP development project,” game writer Edwin McRae collaborates with Chris Kluwe and others on a serialized novel about 19th century monster-hunters, publishing the story along with posts on planning, research, and the creative process.

    Fiction
  7. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  8. An “Open Apology” Gone Viral: Amy Rawe on Blogging, Community, and Dolly Parton

    A blogger reflects on a post read by millions in the short span of four days.

    Inspiration
    Image by Kristopher Harris (CC BY 2.0).
  9. Building an Online Home: A Historical Fiction Writer’s Customized Author Hub

    Novelist Julian Stockwin uses the Profile theme for his personalized author hub.

    Authors
    The front page of Julian Stockwin's website, which uses the Profile theme.
  10. No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

    Alexis Kanda-Olmstead talks about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University.

    Inspiration
  11. Things I Never Told Her

    At Granta, Marian Ryan pens a longform essay on rationalizing abuse, the vulnerability of the body, the failures of compassion, and being stalked on Facebook.

    Abuse
  12. Charles Eisenstein

    Author and speaker Charles Eisenstein publishes thought-provoking essays on politics, current events, international issues, science, the environment, and more.

    Authors
  13. “The More You Work on It, the Easier It Gets”: A Conversation with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman

    One of the web’s most successful food bloggers talks about her writing voice, holiday cooking, and more.

    Cooking

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.

  14. Advanced Placement

    Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman’s “Advanced Placement” is a course on deconstructing abuse: “Do you want to die? He asks you over and over again.”

    Abuse
  15. NonBinary Review

    NonBinary Review authors reinvent classic texts, from Grimm’s fairy tales to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Their short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art interacts with the original work to fill in blanks, extend the story, and offer a fresh perspective.

    Fiction