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On process

“I have no process; if I did have a process, I would have no confidence in the process. I didn’t do any of the things you’re supposed to do when writing. 374 more words

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On great books and rape culture

“And I realize that what I’m describing here isn’t a list of books I’d like to see banned from the classroom; in fact, it is a list of my favorite books. 44 more words

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Short story: "The Girls"

“The Girls,” by Joy Williams

Appeared in the Idaho Review in 2004 (online here); anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2005 (PDF here… 165 more words

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What I Wish I Wrote

Yesterday, a writer I work with confessed her greatest fear–lack of originality. She felt she didn’t have anything to say that hadn’t already been said. What could she offer that was new, different, … 536 more words

Writing Process

Bad Faith Pub Day!!!

It’s publication day for my first book!

Thanks so much to all of you who have ordered Bad Faith or bought a copy at one of my recent events. 197 more words

Bad Faith: Stories

Library Link Line-Up!


I hope you have some great plans for the weekend, whether you’re chilling (literally) in the Library or in the pool. We’ve got some great links for you today ranging from an article about the joy of bookish photo challenges on Instagram to a new children’s graphic novel to an essay about media consumption. 72 more words

Library Link Line-Up

On not writing

“I imagine it would be wiser professionally not to mention those years I spent not writing, years I spent doubting myself so fully that it was torture to pound out a page. 93 more words

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