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The Best Writing Advice Judy Blume Ever Got

It was from her daughter, and it’s delightfully simple

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Etgar Keret’s Advice For Writing (and Life)

The Israeli author gets real with Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie magazine

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‘Fungus’: Who’s to Blame When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters?

When authors write stories, they play God. The results can be devastating.

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Portrait of the Author as a Young Man—Serving in the Israeli Army

My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.

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Seriously

We are all—from Anthony Weiner to Chelsea Handler to the lazy guy who’d rather watch TV than read a book—afflicted by an epidemic of frivolity. But Moses, who faced it, too, has a cure.

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Hearing Voices

When a writer sits down to work, a cacophony of personalities sits down with him

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Man Gone Down

The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival

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Just Another Sinner

A writer’s best hope is to articulate woe and avoid killing too many frogs

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The Paragraph That Changed My Life

On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous

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Winner Take All

When politics trumps porn

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Managed Care

Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference

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From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills

Growing up Jake Fuchs thought of his father as a screenwriter. At 12, he discovered otherwise.