“The Revision Spectrum: A Summarized Breakdown” craft essay at Necessary Fiction

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My contribution to Necessary Fiction’s series on revision is up today, featuring my craft essay dubbed, “The Revision Spectrum: A Summarized Breakdown.” The essay springs from one of my favorite quotes by Flannery O’Connor, then explores the common revision scenarios I’ve encountered while drafting a few of my own short stories: “Hospice of the Au Pair,” “Teacher’s Aide,” “The Gardener,” and “Welcome, Lost Dogs.”

http://necessaryfiction.com/writerinres/WhatMattersinOurStories

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“First Job” essay featured at Prairie Schooner

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This week, the good folks at the Prairie Schooner blog featured my essay, “First Job” — about (you guessed it) my first summer job and its influence on my evolution as a writer. Enjoy.

http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=blog%2Ffirst-job

On Margaret Atwood’s “In Other Worlds”

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Last fall I wrote a review of Margaret Atwood’s latest essay collection, In Other Worlds, for the Millions. You can read the review here:

http://www.themillions.com/2012/01/a-journey-to-planet-x-margaret-atwoods-in-other-worlds.html

A Bittersweet Rendezvous: On Ellis Avery’s “The Last Nude”

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Many thanks to Ryan Rivas at Burrow Press for publishing my review of Ellis Avery’s The Last Nude. Click the link below to read:

http://burrowpressreview.com/the-last-nude-book-review/

“More in Anger” by J. Jill Robinson

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The Globe and Mail out of Toronto published my review of J. Jill Robinson’s novel, “More in Anger” this weekend. I’m honored to have a review in one of Canada’s largest newspapers, and always enjoy discovering Canadian authors.  You can read the review here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/more-in-anger-by-j-jill-robinson/article4379626/