Notable Articles

February 18, 2015

The Art of the Chapter 6


You want to know how weird and deep my rabbit hole goes? I’ve developed what I’ll call an eccentricity about chapters.

February 17, 2015

Forty for 40: A Literary Reader for Lent 5


Lent is the most literary season of the liturgical year. The Lenten narrative is marked by violence, suffering, anticipation, and finally, joy. Here is a literary reader for Lent: 40 stories, poems, essays, and books for the 40 days of this season.

February 11, 2015

Pansexual Free-for-All: My Time As A Writer of Kindle Erotica 16


All I had to do was be willing to remorselessly pump out paranormal pornography like nobody’s business. Could I accept this challenge?

January 21, 2015

It’s Not You, It’s Us: Apartment Hunting in Brooklyn 21


I couldn’t really picture myself living here. But I tried anyway. I had a premonition of standing in the middle of a pretty-decent sized kitchen, sautéing garlic shrimp for my blow-up girlfriend.

January 6, 2015

Get to Work: On the Best Advice Writers Ever Received 7


I recently spoke with a range of authors who shared the best piece of writing advice they ever received. Some answers were brief and memorizable, some were longer and drew me into the author’s world and creative process.

January 5, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview 25


At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.

December 1, 2014

Beyond Bookmarks: 10 Gifts For Readers 3


For the past few years, The Millions has offered a holiday gift list for writers. This year we’d like to give readers their due, with a list of bookish treats. Because where would writers be without readers? Also, let’s face it: discriminating and avid readers can be as difficult to shop for as cranky writers.

December 1, 2014

A Year in Reading: 2014 6


As we kick off another Year in Reading, please enjoy these riches from some of our favorite writers and thinkers.

October 29, 2014

‘The Blank Screen Is the Enemy’: The Millions Interviews David Mitchell 5


Realism, when done well, is more fantastical than fantasy.

September 29, 2014

The Art of “The Novel” 10


I am going to try to convince you that The Novel is one of the most important works of both literary history and criticism to be published in the last decade.