Resources for Writers

A live and growing list of interviews, articles, essays, journals, websites, and podcasts (yes, podcasts—trust me on this) to inspire and help writers and creatives learn and grow


Working It Out with Mike Birbiglia

This unassuming little podcast claims to be “not much,” but it’s a lot. In a very, very good way. Listen to writers delve into process and craft. Available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

A fresh and enriching exploration of creative endeavors from the utterly delightful Debbie Millman. One of the first, and simply the best. Listen on iTunes or Soundcloud


Interviews & Articles

Yaa Gyasi in The Guardian

Yaa Gyasi: ‘I write a sentence. I delete it. I wonder if it’s too early for lunch’” I love this interview on Ms. Gyasi’s writing process.

Roxane Gay with Saeed Jones at 92Y

Brilliant writers reading and discussing their brilliant writing. What could be better?

Allison K. Williams on Writing Memoir

In this Brevity interview, skillful teacher and artful author Allison K. Williams unpacks the necessity of reflection as a key tool to writing memoir in a way that will engage the reader.

Journals & Websites

BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

Craft wisdom and tools from nonfiction writers who know their stuff and know how to communicate about writing nonfiction.

BREVITY: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

The title says it all. Exemplary flash nonfiction, craft essays, teaching resources, and more from the mind of Dinty W. Moore.

Creative Nonfiction

A creative nonfictioner’s must-bookmark resource celebrating creative nonfiction. A community with resources, a magazine, books, conferences, and workshops for writers and readers of creative nonfiction.

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