Diane Warren Talks Writing Empowerment Anthems for ‘RBG,’ ‘The Hunting Ground’

The nine-time Oscar-nominated songwriter also opens up about her difficulties with school and label resistance to her song for ‘The Hunting Ground,’ and talks writing her latest song "I’ll Fight" for ‘RBG.’ "My magic hour is the

Roy Peter Clark is reading and writing about writing

Roy Peter Clark will speak at noon Nov. 17 in the Poynter Institute Haiman Amphitheater. Roy Peter Clark Clark has taught writing at the Poynter Institute, which owns the Times , since 1979. He is the author

Catherine Avery’s Cancer Plot Line on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is Based on My Life. This Is Why I Finally Wrote About It.

Every television writer I know finds ways to honor pieces of their life stories: their favorite teachers; their grief over their mother; the final word in a break-up they always wanted but never got. But when my

Writer’s Block Fest moves to Spalding, welcomes poet Maggie Smith

Poet Maggie Smith is the author of “Good Bones,” a poem that went viral after the last presidential election. | Photo by Devon Albeit Writers, readers and book nerds of all genres will converge at this weekend’s

9 Celebrities Who Have Written Comic Books

A career onscreen or in music doesn’t necessarily translate to talent with a pen, but the comic book industry is a great place for celebrities to indulge their creative ideas or cut their teeth as writers. Here

Captain Picard is the hero we need, says Star Trek writer Michael Chabon

Enlarge Image Author Michael Chabon beams up with Star Trek: Discovery and the further adventures of Jean-Luc Picard. Star Trek icon Jean-Luc Picard is returning to the final frontier . And one of the people helping the

‘Reading is part of my job,’ and more writing advice from author Katie Kitamura

Our November pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This,” is Katie Kitamura’s psychological thriller “A Separation.” Become a member of the book club by joining our Facebook group , or by signing