I’ve been struggling recently with an aspect of novel-writing that I never thought I’d have to consider, which is the… Read more Write About Love!
Last week I was asked to do one of my least favorite things in the world, which is to write… Read more (Im)personal Statements
I rent a studio in which to write. To me this idea seems fairly self-explanatory, but you’d be surprised at… Read more On Keeping a Studio
Recently I wrote a little bit about the pleasures and perils of historical fiction, in which I ended the post… Read more Penelope Fitzgerald and “Minor Literature”
This semester, as I often do, I opened my fiction unit with George Saunders’ “Sea Oak.” I like to open with… Read more Saint George and My Students
I was twelve years old when I first visited my grandparents’ house alone. It was decided by my father that,… Read more The Troubles of History
This semester, I made a simple and (I thought) pragmatic decision. Despite my great love for his work, there simply… Read more Cosmicomics in the Classroom
While I was working at the library recently, I happened across a New Yorker Fiction podcast where Jennifer Egan (who… Read more The Other Place
For the last semester, a class I teach at Temple University called Creative Acts has been working on a blog,… Read more My Students Have Been Writing a Blog!