Stolen Dialogue

Ferlinghetti: Great writing is anything that gives you a view of reality that you never had before. That's what great writers do

And now—digital drumroll—it’s time for the No. 1 entry in the Top 20 Tips From WD in 2010 series, the quips that branded themselves in my mind when we were creating these magazines throughout the year. Our parting words come from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet and City Lights founder I interviewed last year...

How do you self-publish the right way? Here's one writer's take.

No matter how you feel about self-publishing, it’s undeniable that there’s a bad way to do it—think sloppy covers, poor binding quality and wild spelling. And a good way—like Daryl Pinksen’s Marlowe’s Ghost, the grand-prize winner of WD’s Self-Published Book Awards this year. After hearing that agents liked his project but didn’t believe he...

Your Monday Creativity Wake-Up Prompt

They come from cafes, malls, parks and trains. They can border on the bizarre. They can be like putting a puzzle together, or chipping a statue out of stone with only a face, or perhaps a hand, poking out to guide you. Let’s take a stab at an occasional Stolen Dialogue prompt series—basically, snippets...