What Joy Williams and Denis Johnson Can Teach Us About the Art of First Sentences

Column by Elle Nash
Some lessons from two masters of the sentence.

The Top 10 Best Closing Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders September 7, 2012
The two most important sentences in any novel are the opening and closing lines. We've already discussed the Top 10 first lines - now let's talk closers.

Writing In Parallel

Column by Jon Gingerich June 27, 2012
One of the biggest mistakes committed by both beginning and experienced writers is a failure to craft sentences that transmit information clearly, evenly, and with an emphasis on what’s important.