By Cynthia Coburn

By Cynthia Coburn

Some general advice for young writers

How to write an expository paper

A very short history of the novel

Some recommended reading

A few writing exercises (from The 3 A.M. Epiphany)

A few newer writing exercises (from The 4 A.M. Breakthrough [Intro to book: here])

FAQs on The 3 A.M. Epiphany and The 4 A.M. Breakthrough

Some background material used in graduate fiction workshops

Some thoughts on teaching

A few thoughts on Grace Paley

A little bit on Su Friedrich

A handful of past sample syllabi: here, here, here, and here