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Writing Rawks!
Sitting in on Writing, Better.
"...when it comes to what is and isn’t good writing. But with all the competition for eyes, on and..."

March 10, 2007 SXSW Post by Belinda Acosta

From the Vaults: Stewart Stern on Writing Rebel Without a Cause
In a story we ran in 2000, the screenwriter tells Chale Nafus all about it
"...to re-read Chale Nafus' interview with him on the writing of Rebel that we ran on June 16, 2000...."

Feb. 10, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Howard Waldrop, Upright & Writing
Five decades into his career, the brilliant science fiction writer still isn’t taking any shortcuts
"..."Just sit down in the chair and start writing and then after 10 or 12 years you'll figure..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

'Technologies of Writing'
You can see the history of the ancient and modern worlds through the most central of human expressions in the Ransom Center's 'Technologies of Writing' exhibit
"...In every way imaginable, writing is at the center of our lives. Writing is..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Making New Friends an Old-Fashioned Way – Through Letter Writing
A collaboration between Austin Bat Cave, Foundation Communities, and Letterpress PLAY encourages pen pals to bridge generational divides
"...even more unusually – they communicate exclusively in long-form writing...."

Sept. 4, 2020 Arts Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Writing by Degrees
The Unfolding Now
"...And he does have one. As head of screenwriting for the University of Texas at Austin's Radio-Television-Film (RTF)..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Screens Feature by Jay Hardwig

Stop Writing ...
and Start Storytelling
"...and Peace, but the balance has shifted away from writing in games – maybe for the best...."

Feb. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Joey Seiler

"A Celebration of Writing, and Reading"
Louis Black's notes on the first Chronicle Short Story Contest
"...Monthly); novelist Elizabeth Harris (then a teacher of fiction writing at the University of Texas and recent winner of..."

June 14, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Writing With Fire
Documentary recounts the risks run by India’s women journalists
"...in a meeting at the top of the documentary Writing With Fire. These women belong to Khabar Lahariya, a..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
The author of The Path to Power shares the methods and motivations he employs while producing his award-winning biographies
"...In his sixth book, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, Caro shares the methods and motivations he employs while..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Review by Roberto Ontiveros

Looking For a Writing Class, Austinite?
Calling all writers sick of their cruel inner critics
"...with writers, so is it even more rich with writing classes, whether university-affiliated or otherwise...."

Sept. 9, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

C. Robert Cargill’s Journey From Writing About Film to Making Blockbusters
Something sinister, something strange from Dr. Strange scribe
"...Every author has reasons for writing. Be it inner demons, obsessions, nightmares, contractual obligations, there's..."

June 15, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Writing About Humans
"...week discussing their various experiences with the complexities of writing about nonfictional women. The occasion was the fourth Flair..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Arts Feature by Cari Marshall

Rants on the Writing of Novels
Letters at 3AM
"...Writing a novel is not accomplished without spending more time..."

April 11, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in Austin
How local authors who work beyond the world we know meet, connect, and launch themselves into the business
"..."Well, the horror-writing community is a little more fractured than I'd like..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mat Johnson on Writing
With his new novel, Loving Day, Mat Johnson finally owned up to the fact that he writes funny books
"...for me," says the author, who's also a creative writing professor at the University of Houston. "Because, to be..."

June 19, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Novel Writing: America's Latest Extreme Sport
National Novel Writing Month now competes with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving as the November celebration -- except that it lasts all month long and demands 50,000 words, or one novel, from its participants.
"...unacknowledged ancestors of America's latest extreme sport -- novel writing. At least as it is practiced by the 5,000..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Owen Egerton Gets Spooked Writing The Axe Murders of Villisca
Austin author on his new haunted house movie
"...out IMDb, and Axe Murders is only Egerton's second screenwriting credit, after his own directorial debut Follow. However, that..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report: Obama Says "We're Writing the Rules." Who's "We"?
Obama resorts to a tacky bit of China-bashing
"...this agreement, we, rather than countries like China, are writing the rules for the global economy." This backhanded slap..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Writing the Frontier
First-time screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald scores big with The Homesman
"...after my laugh, "I haven't ever been interviewed about screenwriting until now."..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

The Writing's Not on the Wall Yet
Austin's print culture gets a boost from a new batch of indie presses and literary magazines
"...Donald Barthelme, who founded the University of Houston creative writing program where Meyers got her MFA. "'The aim of..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

National Novel Writing Month November 1-30
"...goes, need the support of fellow raconteurs to keep writing inspite of the lack of big fat checks and..."

Oct. 30, 2007 Promotions Post

Austin @ Large: The Writing on the Wall
If neighborhoods don't embrace Smart Growth, the city as a whole will get stuck with stupid growth.
"...leaders who object to such change should "read the writing on the wall." Well, bucko, you ask, which is..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Writing Austin's Lives
"...I got connected to Writing Austin's Lives without even meaning to, by taking Carton's..."

July 4, 2003 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

The Take-Out: Responsibility in Food Writing
How to talk more respectfully about global cuisine
"...may seem a little overwrought to say this, but writing about food does carry significant responsibility – not only..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Beautiful Piece of Writing
"...one of the most poignant and insightful pieces of writing about our town that this 67-year-old Austin native has..."

April 14, 2014 Postmarks

Sarah Ruhl Talks Writing and Motherhood
Prize-winning playwright shares stories about her twin passions
"...Ruhl’s mother was a stage actor in Chicago, but writing plays never seemed a viable career choice until she..."

Oct. 17, 2013 Books Post by Rod Machen

Happy To See Ventura Still Writing On Silliphant
"...2011]: Glad to see you are still remembering and writing about Stirling Silliphant and Route 66. Your newest piece..."

Jan. 5, 2012 Postmarks

Writing the Climate
Flannery and Kolbert on the accelerating pace of global warming
"..."It's an unusual way to go about writing a story," she told me, "because I sort of..."

May 18, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Writing Rebel
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Stewart Stern remembers writing Rebel Without a Cause:"I was caught up in the same kind of fervency and speed that the characters were."
"...unload, so many things to figure out through the writing of that script." After ongoing consultations with Ray, Weisbart,..."

June 16, 2000 Screens Feature by Chale Nafus

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