Late last week reporter Tony Horwitz, writing in the New York Times, told the story of publishing Boom, a long work of narrative nonfiction, in digital-only format, and getting screwed. After months
I get mail. And sometimes I want to share it with you. Especially when it's email like this one, from Jacques Mattheij:
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore the Metrics
One of the most vital skills you can have as a manager is the ability to write. When managers write, they raise accountability, coherence, and commitment.
ALCS survey finds median annual earnings for professional writers have fallen to 19416311,000, 29% down since 2005
More and more I'm allowed the benefit of corrupting the minds of creative writing students out there in the world, which is awesome for me, and probably disturbing for them. Regardless, as I
We love our kids' first drawings. They draw before they write, so their drawings seem somehow miraculous in those early years - their first communication that is permanent and there for all to see. Preschool
The fundamental concept behind Kurt Vonnegut's master's thesis in anthropology at the University of Chicago was, in Vonnegut's words, "that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper."
Want to improve your printed and online content? Chop these words -- mercilessly.
A copyright law that lets authors break contracts after 35 years will start taking effect in January. The law, which is meant to give authors like Stephen King
I wrote this post with my voice. I made no changes, save for a few typo corrections, and used no keyboard. That's probably why it's so bad. It's an experiment of mine. The hypothesis is whether or not a keyboardless world will change writing. And make no mistake, at some point we will live in a
Welcome to the arrangement made with The Huffington Post bloggers. Like that artist, every writer who blogs at the Post benefits immensely from having a "concession stand" set up in the parking lot, so to speak, of the global brand that is the Huffington Post...and we don't even have to pay for our little spot in the lot! We are told from the get-go: this is your page, your blog; do with it what you will. Write what you like, as often or as little as you like; beyond minor editing oversight it's up to you to say what you will. There is no fee AND you get to ride on the enormous wave of publicity, exposure and audience reach that comes with being on the Huffington Post. Win/win.