Editing—The art, craft and business of writing

The Truth About Memoir

The Truth About Memoir

I regard memoir as a very important part of literature, so it is disheartening to have a string of commercially-successful memoirs exposed as untrue. Also discouraging is trying to explain to my students – who range from college students to professionals in other fields who […]

Long Live Good Stories

Long Live Good Stories

How long does a good story last? With the profusion of blogging—where, at last count, one-and-a-half-million writers post stories every day—the answer may be minutes, maybe a day. Are all these stories good? Of course not. Even bestselling books, popular movies, and catchy songs are […]