Articles & Columns

The Joy of Writing

It’s Complicated
Using positive psychology to identify the pleasures of putting words on the page

Believe It

Narrative credibility is in the eye of the beholder
Is it just coincidence that we began to worry about truth in memoir just as long-silenced classes began to tell their stories?

Writing Motherhood

Then & Now
Parenting blogs and magazines have become ubiquitous, but is the literature of motherhood still undervalued?

Afterlife

Writer at Work
New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox has the last word

A Story We Tell Ourselves and Others

Required Reading
Finding inspiration in marriage memoirs

Finding Truth in Technology

Five memoirists share their favorite tools for recreating scenes and setting
"What will 'true' mean when we have so many technological tools to aid us in recreating settings and scenes?"

What's the Story #58

From the Editor
There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting.

The Price of Writing

Between the Lines
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.

A Real-World Education

Required Reading
Revisiting Studs Terkel's WORKING.

What's the Story #57

From the Editor
"Sometimes, the most unlikely and unexpected juxtapositions of frame and focus create the most effective stories."

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