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Nature blog: The tree of heaven

Nature blog: The tree of heaven

This post originally appeared on February 19, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

I defined metafiction in this post over here, but I find this short list of meta-related definitions to be helpful also: meta- : a prefix originating from the Greek meaning “after,” “along with,” “beyond,” “among” or “behind.”  (dictionary.com) metafiction : fiction about fiction, or fiction that draws attention to the fact that it is fiction...

On Star Wars and generosity

On Star Wars and generosity

I’ve always felt that Star Wars fans were one big family, but the weekend I just spent at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim reinforced that in a big way. So many people went out of their way to be kind to me, and not for any particular reason. They did it just because. Here are a few...

#FridayReads: Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

#FridayReads: Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

As I am currently in California fangirling my heart out at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, I thought it would be appropriate to feature the latest Star Wars book for my #FridayReads column. Unfortunately, I am not enjoying the book so far. This disappoints me, because I have been looking forward to this title since it...

Read my story “She’s a Work of Art” in Animal Literary Magazine

Read my story “She’s a Work of Art” in Animal Literary Magazine

Animal: A Beast of  Literary Magazine published my short story “She’s a Work of Art”—based on Warren Zevon’s song “Excitable Boy”—in this month’s issue. You can read it directly, or peruse the magazine. Working with Fiction Editor Sarah Cedeño was one of the most pleasurable experiences of my writing career so far, so I would...