Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes the hats of journalist and fiction writer can overlap. Covering a local disaster led to ideas for a short story. Continue reading Journeyman Journalist: Bridging the gap
Reading Time: 2 minutes Law school was depressing and hectic. Newspaper work was hectic and depressing. And I was thinking about doing both “to keep my sanity?” Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: But I’m happy. Am I?
Reading Time: 2 minutes At $X per hour you should be able to cover the same beat plus edit copy for about the same amount as when they were paying you per story. Right? Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Put on a time card
Reading Time: 2 minutes Passing by the R.D. offices in P’ville got me thinking about working for them again if things don’t work out in Hanover. Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: The easy way out
Reading Time: < 1 minutes The best part was seeing my first two freelance articles — one fiction, one nonfiction — in print. Tear sheets can be a gift. Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Best birthday ever!
Reading Time: 2 minutes I wasn’t all that excited with “Cole’s Law”, but it got published, so I figured TV Guide had the right to decide on what to do with that article. Continue reading Budding Writer, 1979: Good news, bad news
Reading Time: < 1 minutes For a writer, the first submission is like the first kiss. You know the time is right. You work yourself up to it. It’s tentative. It could go either way or not at all. Continue reading I’ll know I tried, 1979
Reading Time: 2 minutes I should have spent less time watching TV and more time doing my homework. That’s a dad talking, two lifetimes later. Continue reading Imagination is hopping, 1979
Reading Time: 3 minutes “Someday I will consider myself prepared to start writing.” Sounds like procrastination. But the two story ideas were progress, I suppose. Continue reading Procrastination or progress? 1979
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m changing the title of my weekend “Week in Review” section. Other projects include more journal entries and a nonprofit website. Continue reading In Other Words: Season 2, Episode 2