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Tag Archives: The New Journalism
Just read Paul Jun’s guest post at Men with Pens the other day (http://menwithpens.ca/hunter-thompson/) about emulating Hunter S. Thompson. In the process of writing a reply, I realized suddenly why New Journalism works. A bit of back story first about … Continue reading
Watch any amount of reality TV, and you sense kind of why it doesn’t work. Everyone complains that it is “forced” and “over-produced”. And yes, certainly there are different levels of production values that impact the final product. But the … Continue reading
There’s an interesting story about U2 I heard. While they were writing/making one of their albums, a collection of Beatles songs came out – lost songs, remastered titles, I can’t remember. The point is that Bono talked about the fact … Continue reading
There is a title for the book that I’m leaning toward — or at least playing with. It’s been stuck in my head for a few months now and I think it is perfect, which of course automatically makes me … Continue reading
As you can see on the right, I’m currently reading The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight about the “New Journalism” writers. It’s early reading still, but I’m enjoying it so far. I came across this quote from Norman Mailer in … Continue reading
So I thought I was finished with the first draft. Turns out the first draft wasn’t finished with me. I’ve been bombarded the last few days with ideas, most of them tidbits, but some of them momentous scenes. Which is … Continue reading
Thursday I posted that Seth Godin has decided to self-publish. A friend sent me to a link to the blog of another author, Lee Goldberg (writer of the Monk series, books and TV) who is also pondering the self-publishing route. … Continue reading
“What [feature writers] had in common was that they all regarded the newspaper as a motel you checked into overnight on the road to the final triumph. The idea was to get a job on a newspaper, keep body and … Continue reading
“…it was always nighttime in my daydreams of the newspaper life. Reporters didn’t work during the day.” Continue reading