Monthly Archives: October 2013

Research completed for query letter

Just got back from some fabulous country. Backcountry, actually, around the mountains near Gerlach, Nevada. That city is the jumping off point for Burning Man on Labor Day weekend. The photo shows how it looked when I left. Be sure … Continue reading

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Into the Wild

I’m getting ready for next week. I’ll be spending five days in the backcountry of Nevada, out in the sage, researching some of the activities of a non-profit environmental group. I hope to turn my reporting into a magazine article … Continue reading

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Lost and found

How do you find someone who is lost even to the police? Try social media. In writing an article recently for a local newspaper, I wanted to talk to a woman who had suddenly closed up her restaurant and bar, … Continue reading

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Query letter mania

I’m working on several different query letters right now, each taking much longer to write than I want. But even though they are coming together slowly, I am going to keep at it. Having several letters out at one time … Continue reading

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Why telephones? Q&A

Q. You’ve written a great deal on telephones, especially telephone history. Why is that? A. The story of the telephone is the story of invention. And the story of invention is the story of America. Q. A bold statement. A. … Continue reading

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