The Writing Process, by Chris Jones

When I teach the Introduction to Magazine Writing class, I make my students read many pieces from the National Magazine Awards. I switch the readings each semester, but one I keep is “The Things That Carried Him,” by Chris Jones. It’s a heart-breaking piece about everyone who comes in contact with an Indiana soldier as he’s killed in action and returned home.

Tonight he tweeted The Writing Process, and I thought it profound enough to share with you: