Menu Close

Articles on Writing

Displaying 1 - 20 of 181 articles

Does the moment of imagination carry more value than the work of making something real? DeAgostini/Getty Images

ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and the collapse of the creative process

The technology’s focus on the framing of the artistic task amounts to the fetishization of the creative moment – and devalues the journey that waters the seed of an idea to its fruition.
Making a book takes lots of brainstorming and writing, but there are many steps to printing it, too. sykono/iStock via Getty Images Plus

How are books made?

It takes a lot of steps – and help from other people – to make a physical book you can hold in your hands.
The romantic image of the writer doesn’t do justice to the tedious reality of churning out words, one after another. fcscafeine/iStock via Getty Images

The 5,000-year history of writer’s block

Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and always will – go hand in hand.
Handwritten diaries and digital diaries both help preserve experiences and memories, but in different ways. luza studios/E+ via Getty Images

Handwritten diaries may feel old fashioned, but they offer insights that digital diaries just can’t match

As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Family outings and journal-writing can help keep kids’ academic skills sharp during the summer. franckreporter / Getty Images

6 ways to keep kids’ school skills sharp over the summer

Research has shown for more than a century that students fall behind during the summer break. An expert offers six tips on ways to help children keep up their academic skills during the summer.
James Corden, host of ‘The Late Late Show,’ recently announced that he will be stepping down from the show. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

What can reverse late-night TV’s decline?

Members of the key 18-to-34 demographic finds the format stale, the hosts unrelatable and the topics patronizing.

Top contributors

More