I Teach People To Feel — That’s What Writers Do

For years since I first made the leap from adjunct teaching mostly comp classes to teaching only creative writing as a tenure track professor, I felt guilty for all the privileges I had suddenly acquired: not for the reduced workload, because the hours gained were quickly replaced by more challenging service and community work, endless administrativeContinue reading “I Teach People To Feel — That’s What Writers Do”

Fictional Misconceptions

I’ve been teaching fiction for a very long time, and I confess that even as a graduate of two MFAs, without an MA in literature I was once both confused by and uninterested in the proliferation of terms applied by the literati to the many forms of fiction that I like to write. Nonetheless, teaching is theContinue reading “Fictional Misconceptions”