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Welcome to Methland

reding.jpg“If I don’t have respect for who I am writing about and like them personally, then it is very hard for me to write about them–because I just don’t want to spend time with them,” explained author Nick Reding, today’s guest on Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu, talking about his immersion reporting in a community rocked by methamphetamine abuse.

He continued: “It’s impossible to get away from the idea that if you are a journalist, you are a little bit like a vulture sitting on their shoulder. You’re not writing a book about how everything is great.”

Reding wrote new book, “Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town” after spending four years reporting in a small town. Click here to listen to the whole show, where Reding shares tips about working with subjects during long-form nonfiction pieces.

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!