• A short short story, actually. Listen to Tracy’s “Cover Story” at The Drum.

Essays & Articles

About Writing

What writer can resist writing about writing?

  • Find all of Tracy’s posts for the fiction-writing blog, Writer Unboxed, on her contributor page. Topics include “The Three Writing Tools I Can’t Live Without” and “Take Your Characters to Therapy.”
  • Contribution to a book! Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published, written by the group at Writer Unboxed—including Tracy—takes writers through the entire process of developing a novel, from preparation to post-publication. Published by Writer’s Digest Books, the anthology focuses on positive strategies writers can adopt to improve both their work and their writing lives. Find the book in your local bookstore, or order it by clicking here or here.

More on writing-related topics:

  • “The President’s Writerly Moment,” at Beyond the Margins
  • “A Bit of Controversy in Your Platform?” at Beyond the Margins
  • How Blogging Taught Me to Be a Writer,” at Live to Write, Write to Live (Freshly pressed by WordPress!)

About Parenting

Tracy’s published pieces on parenting can be found here on her blog, UnchartedParent.com. Peruse the rest of the blog while you’re there, too! (Here’s a popular piece: “Telling my son, ‘No, you can’t play football,’” at The Washington Post‘s On Parenting.)

About Politics and Culture

A sampling