The author of Family Family explores why tired tropes proliferate in fiction—and how to avoid them.
The author of The Last Language considers how to strike the right note of ambiguity in a novel.
The author of The Museum of Human History offers a method for moving from short stories to longer-form narratives.
The author of The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story explores what is gained by cutting elements of a narrative.
The author of The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story ponders the seductive power of laconic prose.
The author of What Can I Tell You?: Selected Poems examines poetic approaches to narrative.
The author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling considers how best to get into characters’ heads.
The author of Selected Books of the Beloved illuminates the power of narrative to move a poem forward.
The author of Thin Places considers how to write an essay (or essay collection) that follows the arc of epiphany.
The author of RENDANG blurs the boundary between narrative and lyric.