I first met Linda Ress when she took one of my Reading as a Writer classes. Part-way through the course, she said, “You know, I have this manuscript I’ve been working on, and I could use some help. Is that
During the first week of my Your Legacy of Words personal history writing class, I tell the students the following: “Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Imagine you are in your favorite childhood place. Look around, and begin
In May of 2013 I wrote a blog post called, The Engagement Age. (You can read the original post here.) In that post, which I hope you’ll take a minute to read, I talked a little bit about one of
All of the titles mentioned in this blog post (with the exception of out-of-print books) can be found here: http://astore.amazon.com/wileymag – Look under the category, “2012 List” (I know. Some of you don’t like Amazon. That’s fine. You can buy these books anywhere you
As I mentioned last week, today is the official launch day of a new book, Letters to Me: Conversations With a Younger Self. About half-way through the book, you’ll stumble across my name, and my letter to a younger Eric in
January is quickly coming to a close. While I pursued my MFA, I kept a reading log. It was a requirement of the program, and it was interesting to look back at the end of two years and realize how
There is some fine fiction (and poetry and non-fiction) at storySouth, and this week I’m highlighting the headliner short fiction story for Issue 31 (Spring 2011): And the Rain Fell Through Her Fingers, by Richard E. Dansky (story link below).