Craft

On writing, editing, and shaping ideas

A collection of one-page essays I wrote out on my typewriter.
Simple sentences are great. But once in a while, a meandering river in the middle of your essay can really ring the soul.
"Big Red Son," is an outrageous David Foster Wallace essay about a 1998 adult film conference. By dissecting it, we'll learn some (non-vulgar) tricks to…
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Impression
Virginia Woolf knocked out sentences that could stand alone as their own atomic essays. Upwards of 200 words, the sights, and sounds, and things she…
It's been a long time since I've read fiction and poetry. It's showing me dimensions of writing that I missed during my non-fiction binge. It's where my…
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Last weekend my wife and I found ourselves staying at a bed and breakfast on Greenwood Lake. When she told me she loved breakfast, I told her "no, THIS…
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