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Narrative Medicine, Narrative Humility

A story is like water that you heat for your bath. It takes messages between the fire and your skin. It lets them meet, and it...

Thinking, Writing, Publishing.

Wait a minute! What is going on in this issue? We’ve got essays about the impact of the controversial billion-dollar industry...

What was my first line again?

Please welcome . . . Graham Shelby! The emcee gestures toward me, and the applause begins. I don’t normally get stage fright. Never...

What's the Story #52

I’ve told this story before, but bear with me: fifteen years ago, Vanity Fair, in a four-page article entitled “Me, Myself and...

The Spine of Success: Good Storytelling

Emily Loose is an independent book agent, editor and publishing consultant. She has worked as a senior acquisitions editor at three of the...

Getting Around the Gatekeepers

Larry Levitsky is Chairman and Publisher at Inkshares, a crowd-funded publishing company. Inkshares combines the services of a traditional...

10 Reasons You Should Attend CNF's Writers' Conference

1. Epiphanies Wait, you don’t know what crowd-funded publishing is? That’s okay: there’s a panel for that. The first...

All Images Are Limited to Light and Dark

Oregon native Marcy Miranda Janes began working in cut paper techniques and book carving in 2010, transitioning from poetry writing and...

Turning out the lights just isn't going to do it

The clarity and immediacy of Elizabeth Kolbert’s writing—the force that carries us into whatever realm her high curiosity has...

Facing Facts

While interviewing Elizabeth Kolbert for this issue, I was struck by her candor, humility, humor, and toughness. As an environmental...

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