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Writers Can Learn a lot from Rachel Crow

August 14, 2012


Spent the weekend in New Jersey with my son watching boy band sensation Big Time Rush in concert. Don’t laugh—we had a fabulous time, and those guys know how to put on a show that will make audiences leave satisfied. Before we got to BTR, however, we sat through two open acts—including X Factor fan […]

Following the 10 Commandments of Magazine Writing

June 10, 2012


I will start by saying this blog has nothing to do with religion, despite its title, which I will admit I stole from This American Life, as opposed to the Bible. Ira Glass in 2007 did an episode called “Ten Commandments,” and featured stories of people struggling to follow the commandments. But neither Ira, nor […]

Do I Hit for the Fences and Risk a Strike-Out, or Go for a Safer Single?

July 11, 2011


Today, I’m sending a story idea to Cosmopolitan. I think. Or maybe I’ll send it to Bitch. Or Bust. What to do? As a writer, I have been really lucky. I’ve interviewed NHL coaches and Olympic gold medalists, NBA players, world-renowned chefs, high-ranking elected officials and nationally known writers. My stories have featured everything from […]