Articles + Essays

A selection of my candid interviews with bestselling authors, most well received Writer’s Digest editor’s letters, guest blog posts for fellow writers, and personal essays published in The New York Times and other fine venues.

Interviews With Bestsellers

Just a handful of my feature-length cover stories for Writer’s Digest–all of them conversations that have touched my own writing life.

WD Editor’s Letters

For years I’ve been approaching my editor’s letters as personal essays rather than strictly introductions to the issues. Here are a few that drew the most heartfelt reader responses.

On Writing

Some of my most popular posts on WD staff blog There Are No Rules.

Select Essays

Occasionally, you might as well go public to get personal–whether in The New York Times Modern Love or on a blog you hold dear.