Author Archives: Hesse

About Hesse

Hesse Phillips is a native of Pittsburgh who has been to the 1980s and 1990s, as well as two other decades. Over the years, she has managed to do a number of interesting things, including the simultaneous completion of a PhD dissertation and a novel recounting the final days of Christopher Marlowe. What's her secret? Sludgy coffee, horror movies, and the Novel Incubator. Currently, Hesse is watching The Golden Girls at her home in Medford, MA, along with her two cats.


A few months ago, I attended a one-day seminar on revision. The lecturer started off by asking the audience to describe “revision” in one word. Everyone laughed when somebody said, “Hell.” Except me. I know not everyone out there shares…