Refusing to Embrace Death

Another problem with the U.S. healthcare system: dying shouldn’t be thought of as a war.

Writing Too Close to Home

The bestselling author learned a lesson when she based characters in a novel on members of her family.

The "Unwholesome" Side of MFA Programs

While there is value to graduate writing degrees, so many of the young writers encouraged by their MFA professors aren't going to make it. This leaves Shriver uneasy.

Why to Write Big

If you speak too much to the immediate moment, it’s already moved on by the time your book is published.