The Present Imperfect, past columns

Short story vending machines: literary nutrition?

May 2016 With short-story vending machines, quick reads offer diversion in waiting rooms.

Switch to fiction writing echoes the newsroom

August 2016 Summer writers workshops on fiction offer place for personal voice embedded in a journalistic past.

Editing a memoir may alter patterns from speech

September 2016 Circular memory prompts, asides, and repetitions all get a look when editing a memoir.