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“I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon.”

Here is a great article by Austin Murphy, author and longtime Sports Illustrated senior writer. He penned thousands of articles for Sports Illustrated over 33 years, 140 of them cover stories. He interviewed five presidents. He now delivers packages for … Continue reading

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The New Outdoor California Is Out!

I have eight photographs in the current issue, including all that you see here. I wish I could point you to an online copy but the magazine has no web edition. If you’re a photographer, you might consider subscribing. The … Continue reading

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Marketing Thoughts – An Argument Against Social Media

The best marketing for a writer is their own writing, showcased at an ad-free website kept current by frequent blogging. I don’t see any value in Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Maybe a LinkedIn presence if you want a social media … Continue reading

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Updates and Enlightments

I’ve been working on a 2,000 word article for an outdoor magazine. Last night I submitted my first draft of that article to the editor. I say first draft because an editor will always want changes and in my experience … Continue reading

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News and Notes

Last week my newsmastering work (internal link) increased substantially. I wrote as many as six posts a day, each new Google alert prompting a shutdown of my other work, to see if an accident report was worthy of writing up. By … Continue reading

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HistoryNet.com Accepting Submissions

HistoryNet.com (external link) is a magazine portal and information hub. Its proprietors publish nine hardcopy magazines and the site itself features articles covering a vast swath of American and international history. The site is now accepting short articles on almost any history subject. … Continue reading

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Morning Musings on Writing

If I had more time I’d write you a shorter letter. Variously attributed Is shorter writing more vigorous writing? All things being equal, is a 300 word essay on penicillin more vigorous than a 3000 word essay? It could certainly … Continue reading

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