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 Aimee Bender’s “Character Motivation.” The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House, 2009.
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From “Why We Should Write About Things That Disappear” by Nora Murphy, Views from The Loft: A Portable Writers’ Workshop, 2010.
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