Monthly Archives: September 2012

Photo Essay: Espresso Book Machine at Powell’s

Yesterday I drove to Powell’s Books, headed upstairs to the purple room and watched the Espresso Book Machine print the proof copy of my collection,┬áBrave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life. It’s (almost) a real … Continue reading

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Title Reveal: Brave on the Page

I have been talking about the forthcoming collection of author interviews and essays in somewhat secretive terms here on my blog. Now that the collection is in final proofing stages, it’s time to share the exciting news. And there’s a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Links

I’m deep into the interviews for the author collection I’m putting together, and thinking a lot about storytelling, so here are a few links. Lauren Kessler, whose interview will be in the book, wrote this hilarious and oh-so-true essay about … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Protagonist

Dear Henri, If you belonged to someone else, you would be at the end of your journey, standing in a glass aviary in Rhode Island, surveying where you have been during drafts one and two. If you belonged to a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Editing

I love to edit. Not just my work, but other people’s work. Ever since I can remember, friends have been coming to me with their reports, essays, resumes and the like. As a twenty-something, I became a newspaper editor–the perfect … Continue reading

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Past / Present

Do you ever bump into your old self? My family and I went camping on the Oregon coast this weekend, and on the way home, we stopped by my old newspaper office. I was managing editor there in 2004 and … Continue reading

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