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Literary Fiction Writing

If your passion is for literary fiction, you’ll find guidelines for mastering plot, character, setting, dialogue and more right here. You’ll also get insights into selling your work and getting it published.

THE WD INTERVIEW: Chuck Palahniuk: Shock And Awe

Cult author Chuck Palahniuk continues to push literary boundaries in strange—even forbidding—territories. Find out what compels this seemingly mild-mannered author of novels like Read more

8 Basic Writing Blunders

These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.

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Anything But Simple

Ernest Hemingway’s clean, terse style is the perfect counterweight to his complex stories. Read more

Word Pictures

One of the best-loved writers in American literature today, John Irving offers a novelist’s perspective on screenplay adaptations and talks about his obsession with the ultimate personal loss. Read more

Write With Prejudice

Flannery O”Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories. Read more

Jack Kerouac’s Letters

Jack Kerouac created a modern American folk hero in the Beat generation classic, On the Road (Bantam), out of his vagabond adventures with friend Neal Cassady. A new book sheds light on Kerouac and his life during the writing of a novel that changed a generation. Read more

Singularly Modern

Even as a member of a distinctive literary club, Virginia Woolf broke new ground all by herself. Read more

Vonnegut on Fiction

Slaughterhouse Five author Kurt Vonnegut reflects on his writing style, the craft and the evolution of fiction. Read more

The Comedy of War

Kurt Vonnegut uses a potent mix of dark humor and clear-eyed compassion to expose the realities of war. Read more

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