From John Hollander’s Rhyme’s Reason. Yale University Press, 2001.
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From Francis Flaherty’s Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing. HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
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From Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd. Random House, 2013.
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From Bret Anthony Johnston’s “Don’t Write What You Know,” The Writer’s Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House, Tin House Books, 2009.
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From Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction. Random House, 2013.
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From “Ann Beattie on Craig Nova’s Another Drunk Gambler”. Object Lessons: The Paris Review presents The Art of the Short Story. 2012.
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From Inferno: A Poet’s Novel by Eileen Myles.
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From Stephen Dunn’s “The Poem, Its Buried Subject, and the Revisionist Reader: Behind ‘The Guardian Angel.’” Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing, 2011.
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From Colm Tóibín’s Foreword to The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces, 2011.
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From Aimee Bender’s “Character Motivation.” The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House, 2009.
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