Teaching at Skillshare

I am excited to announce that my first creative writing class for Skillshare is now available! It is titled “Crafting Complex Characters (Quickly) for Short Fiction.” From the class page: Whether you’re writing a 400 or 4000-word short story, you need to know your protagonist’s tics, joys, and sorrows in order to create a believable […]

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The big list of what I read in 2014

As far as I can remember, these are the books I read (or re-read) this calendar year. Most are new; some are older. Particular gems published in 2014 are in bold. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Young Skins by Colin Barrett Before, During, After by Richard Bausch Arts & Entertainments by Christopher Beha The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis […]

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#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour

Greetings. You may be here thanks to a link from the wonderful Natalia Sarkissian, my partner in crime over at Numéro Cinq Magazine, who invited me to participate in this dervish known as the My Writing Process Blog Tour. If so, let me welcome you to my small little sliver of the web. If not, well, […]

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