Essays

 Read online (selected)

About writing:

  • “The Ordinary Woman Theory,” Paris Review Daily
  • “On the Anxiety of Writing Historical Fiction: A User’s Manual,” Lit Hub
  • “Naming Makes Visible: Building a Craft Vocabulary,” Craft
  • “A Fiction Writer Takes Off Her Shoes,” Brevity
  • “Revision Advice from the Judges’ Table,” Brevity
  • “The Glory of the Bad Idea,” The Kenyon Review

About other things:

  • “Baseline,” Territory
  • “Live Demonstrations of Love,” AGNI Online
  • “You’re the Kids Who Robbed Us,” Salon
  • “Prayer for the Moth, but also for the Spider,” Memorious.

Read in print (selected)