About Dinty W. Moore

Dinty W. Moore’s edits Brevity, the online journal of concise creative nonfiction. Professor of English at Ohio University, his books include Crafting the Personal Essay, Between Panic and Desire, The Accidental Buddhist, The Emperor's Virtual Clothes; and a short story collection, Toothpick Men.

I Just Do Not Understand You

[This week we offer a second exercise from Dinty W. Moore, author of The Accidental Buddhist and Crafting the Personal Essay and editor of Brevity magazine. –ed.] Too often, we write about other people because we think we know something about that person, or because we feel that we can weigh in with intelligent correctness … Continue reading

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Just Add Water

[This week we are proud to present the first of two exercises that Dinty W. Moore, author of The Accidental Buddhist and Crafting the Personal Essay and editor of Brevity magazine, uses to help his students work in creative nonfiction. –ed.] Many writers habitually compose memoir-based nonfiction as if someone had once ruled “all childhood … Continue reading

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