From The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language by Natalie Goldberg. Atria, 2013.
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From The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing by Francis Flaherty. Harper Perennial, 2010.
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From The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir. Ed. Jeffrey Skinner, Sarabande Books, 2012.
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From Adrienne Rich’s Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations. W. W. Norton & Company, 2002.
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From The Secret Miracle: The Novelist’s Handbook. Ed. Daniel Alarcón, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010.
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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 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 Aimee Bender’s “Character Motivation.” The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House, 2009.
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