About Aaron Gilbreath

Aaron Gilbreath is the author of the personal essay collection Everything We Don't Know, and his essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Lucky Peach, Brick and Saveur. He's working on a book tentatively titled Tanoshii: Travels in Japan. and another about rural California. He loves a good burrito. @AaronGilbreath

Narrative versus Exposition

What is narrative nonfiction? It’s basically a true account that uses scenes, characters, action, and dialogue to tell the story. Exposition tells readers what happened: Person A did thing X…

Writing to Music

Hemingway supposedly said, “Write drunk, edit sober.” Thankfully, that’s a misquote, because it’s one of the stupidest, most counterproductive pieces of writing advice ever. You shouldn’t rely on intoxicants to…

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