The Best Writing Advice Judy Blume Ever Got

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

Etgar Keret’s Advice For Writing (and Life)

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

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

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

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.

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.

Hearing Voices

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

Man Gone Down

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

Just Another Sinner

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

The Paragraph That Changed My Life

On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous

Winner Take All

When politics trumps porn

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