FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

GC Gets Herself a Hitlist

hitlist.jpgInaugural Entry: Steven Zeitchik, PW reporter
Reason for Inclusion: “Judith Regan’s Juice,” Feb. 21, 2005.
Detailed Report:
• Zeitchik describes Juiced as a potent syringe of a memoir. That just doesn’t make sense.
• Line 10 reads, By now, [Regan's] publishing method is so widely reputed that having a real conversation about it–let alone detecting in it any subtle shifts–is close to impossible. Steve: a word of advice. Never apologize for an article’s banality. That only gives the reader (i.e., me) someone to blame (i.e., you).
• Towards the article’s middle, Zeitchik notes that St. Martin’s offered Canseco a deal in the “solid six figures,” but that Canseco turned it down in favor of self-publishing. After that, Z. writes, “the details get a little cloudy.” After that? What about before & during? We know St. Martin’s can be skanky, but self-publishing pushes parallel analogies into the realm of daytime TV.
• GC can’t think of any good excuse for ending something — other than a D & D club charter — with the word “indeed.” Ditto times 8 plus 4 for the phrase, The future is here, indeed. That phrasing and “the future” are well-known to be mutually exclusive.

Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!