Contributing writer

Isabel E. Kaplan

Latest Content

How (Not) to Write a Sex Scene

Has sufficient attention been paid to the art of writing sex scenes? Are authors unaware of the wealth of writing tips to be gleaned from Cosmopolitan magazine’s monthly Red Hot Reads?

One Novel, 30 Days

Writing is like sex: The best way to learn is by doing.

Poetry as Texting

We have inadvertently developed poetic skills by crystallizing and condensing our ideas.

In Response to Perloff

I am flattered that such a distinguished and accomplished literary scholar as Professor Marjorie Perloff has commented on my recent column, “In Someone Else’s Words.”

In Someone Else's Words

Any self-respecting literary scholar, writer, or aspiring writer should know better.

Growing Up With Rape

Being raped altered and shaped my mother’s identity, and I always knew that.