On the first day of this semester’s Memory Project class, my students brought in the photographs they would spend the semester thinking, reporting and…

January 2023

Betrayal is an ugly word, and it’s not a great feeling either; a scar for the recipient, a scab for the perpetrator.Thanks for reading Writerland…
I have never been a good book proposal writer. I have written six books and the long, maddening, courage-testing, confidence-shaking process of writing…
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I discovered Edward Hopper when I was in my 20s. I was living in Chicago and, as best I can recall, I must have encountered his work at the Art…
For writers, there is no escaping the city. At various stages in life, our innermost narratives are formed by the shape of its streets, just as its…
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December 2022

When I was in high school, during the last century, I began learning to play a musical instrument and, inevitably, struggled. The jangle of keys and…
We’re delighted to introduce a new writer to Writerland, Diego Courchay, whose newsletter chapters will be appearing every month. Diego’s work has…
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And so the day had come for my students to deliver the first 100 words of their stories. Not a lede and nut graf (more on that later) but their first…
With apologies to Jane Austen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a true story in possession of ambition must be in want of a nut graph. The…
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November 2022

There comes a point in the lives of famous writers when they feel the time has come to turn to their readers and say, “I know you’ve all been eager to…
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Writerland is a newsletter from The Delacorte Review whose mission is to help writers tell the stories they need to tell. * * *Thanks for reading…
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Writerland is a newsletter from The Delacorte Review whose mission is to help writers tell the stories they need to tell. * * *Thanks for reading…