The Dangers of Being Passive Aggressive: Take Heed Husbands and Writers

I can be passive aggressive with the best of them.  I can mope, make snide comments, and indirectly be an ass to someone without ever addressing the real issue.  If I'm mad at you, you might not even know it, unless you're tuned into my subtle, ninja-like passive aggressive behavior. I grew up in a … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Passive Aggressive: Take Heed Husbands and Writers

What the Concept Album Can Teach Short Story Writers

In the summer of 2007 on a campus in the Bread Loaf Wilderness in Ripton, Vermont, I inadvertently incited an argument between two writers. While discussing Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker in a fiction writing workshop run by the patient and at times clairvoyant Patricia Powell she noted that Danticat’s book was a novel that … Continue reading What the Concept Album Can Teach Short Story Writers