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February 12, 2015

The New China: A Syllabus 5


Writing about another culture is like being the central figure in a Franz Kafka novel: You need to understand you’re guilty even before you’ve been convicted, even before you can articulate what you’re guilty of. And you must live with the knowledge of that guilt and absorb it into your project rather than seeking to expunge it.

January 26, 2015

The Page 40 Test 18


But by paying close attention to how a writer constructs sentences, we can begin to see how the larger structure of the novel is built.

January 6, 2015

Get to Work: On the Best Advice Writers Ever Received 7


I recently spoke with a range of authors who shared the best piece of writing advice they ever received. Some answers were brief and memorizable, some were longer and drew me into the author’s world and creative process.

January 5, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview 25


At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.

December 29, 2014

The Best of The Millions: 2014 0


Before we get into 2015, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2014.

December 24, 2014

A 2014 Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (and Other E-Reader) Owners 2


For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.

December 2, 2014

Before They Were Notable: 2014 0


This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

December 1, 2014

Beyond Bookmarks: 10 Gifts For Readers 3


For the past few years, The Millions has offered a holiday gift list for writers. This year we’d like to give readers their due, with a list of bookish treats. Because where would writers be without readers? Also, let’s face it: discriminating and avid readers can be as difficult to shop for as cranky writers.

November 17, 2014

An Ode to Photocopies: 50 Versions 4


There are a lot of words worth sharing. Photocopies are my contribution to this literary communion.

November 6, 2014

Name Your Darlings: Writers on the Titling Process 6


The process of titling remains individualized and mysterious: methods range from intuition to reason, from revelation to painful labor. Here, five contemporary authors tell us about theirs.