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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.

Good Things Will Happen

An interview with Dinty W. Moore
The writer, teacher, founder and editor of Brevity on the riting process, connecting with readers through first-person narrative, and the financial realities of running an online magazine.

Learning How to Become a Stranger to Yourself

An interview with Saeed Jones
BuzzFeed's literary editor on the similarities between nonfiction and poetry, the beauty and treachery of social media, what makes him reject a pitch, and the importance of reading the work of other writers.

Of Memoir and Memory

Making a Case for a New Type of Literary Criticism
How can we appreciate the possibilities of the genre fully without understanding how the mind works?

The Perils of Perfect Memory

The New Past, According to Social Media
Does digital omnipresence shortens and stunts the distance to remembering?

The Meek Shall Inherit the Memoir

Then & Now
Think writing memoir makes you a pathological narcissist? Think again.

What's the (Personal) Story #55

From the Editor
We live in the world of online data and social media and reality TV. For better and worse, our notions of privacy are changing. And memoir has proven it’s here to stay.

Write What You Don't Know

Between the Lines
How can you write nonfiction when you don't have the facts?

The Essayist in Search of the Essay

Research Strategies
There are countless ways to approach research. Jill Talbot asks four top-notch essayists about their methods.

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