Ever feel like there are parts of you too dark to share? Love HBO’s Homeland? My thoughts on the importance of embracing your dark side:
An essay on heroes, villains, and the inimitable “Breaking Bad.” Thanks for reading.
The writers for “Orange is the New Black” and “Orphan Black” really know how to create distinct characters. My essay for Ploughshares on how they get it right:
Feeling disappointed, artistically or otherwise? Take heart. My thoughts on weathering disappointment for Ploughshares:
Spark & Echo Arts was kind enough to commission a short piece of fiction from me on the theme of “lies” in the Bible. Here is “Leah Wrestles With God,” an account of Leah’s connived marriage to Jacob, from Leah’s point of view:
Why do stories of summer camp stay with us forever? My article on the magical realism of summer camp:
Want to get bromantic? Here’s my list of the best bromances on television and in print:
Do you have a drawer novel you’re reluctant to release? My essay on lost novels, love triangles, and how “Battlestar Galactica” helped me move on. Happy reading!
Hello! My next Episodia post focuses on “Parks and Recreation” and the importance of place. Small towns and cities have narrative arcs, too.
People both reflect and defy the places they are from. It’s our job as writers to make place matter. What will you do with yours?
My latest Episodia post is dedicated to one of my favorite television shows, “Mad Men,” and the art of the hidden narrator. What is Mad Men’s Tell-Tale Heart? Find out here: