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“How to Heal a Family in Three Easy Steps”
Step One Gather in the room no one goes into anymore. Yes, that one. The one you try not to look at when you walk down the hallway. The one...
“How to Heal a Family in Three Easy Steps”
“Last Words”
Vinh, Thanks for the comics and pictures you sent. Man, you’re getting fat. What do you want for Christmas? This guy from the platoon...
“Last Words”
Book Festivals: Why Authors Should Spend the Money to Travel to Book Festivals”
Book festivals are a tradition I’m thinking a lot about lately. By the end of the year I will have taken Some Kinds of Love: Stories to...
Book Festivals: Why Authors Should Spend the Money to Travel to Book Festivals”
“Use POV To Close That Distance in a Flash”
I never fully grasped point-of-view until I read David Jauss’s amazing essay “From Long Shots To X-Rays: Distance and Point of View in...
“Use POV To Close That Distance in a Flash”
“Why I Love Literary Citizenship”
Much is being written lately on the topic of literary citizenship. Since this was the topic of my Master’s final research paper, I...
“Why I Love Literary Citizenship”
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction
Here’s the skinny on six of the “how-to” books for fiction writers in my bookcase – three on fiction generally and three on crime...
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction
“A Break Up in Stages”
  After three and a half months, which winds up being the halfway point in your relationship, this is the first time Mia wanted to...
“A Break Up in Stages”