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Transcript: How to Write and Publish Music, Book, and Movie Reviews

Staffer turned freelancer Troy Patterson discusses pitching, writing, and selling your reviews

December 13, 2005

EXCLUSIVE FOR AVANTGUILD MEMBERS | This is a transcript of mediabistro.com's seminar "How to Write and Publish Music, Book, and Movie Reviews" held on September 26, 2005, in New York City. You can learn about other mb LEARN events here.

Troy Patterson received a bachelor's degree in English literature in 1996. He was a critic at Entertainment Weekly from 2001 through 2003 where he specialized in writing about books. He currently writes about art and entertainment for many major publications including The New York Times, New York Press, Slate.com, The Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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