Today we'd like to share a piece published on McSweeney's - a reflection of the advice writers commonly give and get for improving their craft. "The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do" is by Colin Nissan.
Writers' Reel is a weekly video feature. Below we've shared an animated video based on Jonah Lehrer's book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Enjoy!
Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is. I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels. -- Milan Kundera
Today the Mark Blog recommends The Art of the Novel by Milan Kunera, the Franco-Czech novelist and literary critic. It is a worthy read for any writer and anyone interested in world literature.
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 2:00PM
The Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tickets will be available for purchase online in the coming weeks.
Writers' Reel is a weekly video feature. Please enjoy this video of author Lydia Davis giving a master class to students.
Below we've re-posted Haruki Murakami's New York Times essay, "Jazz Messenger," about how he used his knowledge of music to learn how to write fiction.
I never had any intention of becoming a novelist — at least not until I turned 29. This is absolutely true.
Writers' Reel is a weekly video feature. This week we've shared a video of Zadie Smith reading from her essay collection Changing My Mind. The video incorporates Smith in conversation with the Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library
Changing My Mind explores a range of topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, David Foster Wallace, and Katharine Hepburn.