Online Only

The Line Between Science and Writing

An interview with Jason Bittel
The freelance science writer on balancing fact and science with humor and creativity; the importance of persistence; and tapping into readers’ sense of wonder.

A Brutal Revisiting of the Self

An interview with Stephanie Bane
Brand strategist talks about making time to write, revise, and rewrite; portraying relatable characters; developing a thick skin; and marketing techniques for authors.

Writing As I Am Now

An Interview with Jill Kandel
The winner of the 2014 Autumn House Nonfiction Prize talks about the nature of memoir and the publishing industry, what makes the personal universal, and why words are so important.

Collecting Stories

An interview with Alan Olifson
Host of The Moth StorySLAM in Pittsburgh talks about his involvement with The Moth, learning from mistakes, and what makes a great story.

On Authenticity, Ownership, and Not Reading the Comments

An interview with Torie Bosch
The editor of Future Tense talks about finding an authentic voice, technology’s impact on writing and publishing, moving on from mistakes, and the appeal of reading and writing in the first person.

Revise, Research . . . Query

An interview with Rachel Ekstrom
The literary agent talks about the appeal of the first person, dealing with rejection, and which steps you should always take before you start querying agents.

On Food and Field Research

An Interview with Marissa Landrigan
On the personal nature of writing, her experiences with digital storytelling, and what you can bring to a table that's already crowded.

Find the Takeaway

An Interview with Adam Kushner
The Washington Post's Outlook editor discusses what makes a story relatable, why the first-person point of view is important to readers, and what he's learned from working for several different publications.

Long Form, Always

An interview with Maggie Jones
The NY Times contributing writer & National Magazine Award finalist on new directions in narrative journalism, advice for emerging writers, the importance of meticulous research, and what led her to her career as a journalist.

Patience, Persistence, Precision

An interview with Anjali Sachdeva
Creative Nonfiction's director of education programs discusses carving out time to write, being precise with your language, and staying on track with writing.

Pages