And welcome to The Reading Writer, a place to dig into short stories and novel excerpts, gleaning craft lessons and deepening our appreciation of language and storytelling. Once a month, I post a new discussion about a story or portion of a story.

I cover classic and contemporary stories across many genres, reading for craft elements such as character, dialogue, story structure, voice, and subtext, among others.

Please check out the most recent blog post, or look for specific subjects under the Categories menu on the sidebar.

Happy reading!