Notable Articles Archives - Page 3 of 21 - The Millions
January 6, 2015
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
At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.
December 1, 2014
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
by C. Max Magee
As we kick off another Year in Reading, please enjoy these riches from some of our favorite writers and thinkers.
October 29, 2014
by Zack Ruskin
Realism, when done well, is more fantastical than fantasy.
September 29, 2014
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.
September 22, 2014
The trouble with writing is that it is often a roller coaster pitching us between grandiosity and despair.
September 10, 2014
by Cathy Day
When is the right time to tell aspiring writers about their job prospects? In graduate school? Before they even apply to graduate school? Or sooner than that even—in their first creative writing class? Never? Let them Google it because it’s just too depressing otherwise?
August 20, 2014
This is the inside joke of creative writing programs in America. We know creative writing doesn’t make money, and yet we continue to graduate talented writers with no business acumen. At best, it is misguided. At worst, it is fraudulent.
July 25, 2014
Eudora Welty edited her writing with scissors in hand to cut out and re-pin sections of text. Truman Capote fancied himself a horizontal writer: he would only work lying down, with a glass of sherry close at hand. Anthony Trollope maintained a rather more industrial regimen, beginning his day promptly at 5:30 a.m. and pacing himself with a watch to write 250 words every 15 minutes.