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— Bryan

Won’t Write for Food

October 28, 2013  |  by Bryan Pfeiffer  |  no comments yet

OnWriting-550x550By Bryan on October 28, 2013.

Two worthy dispatches from the writing life:

In Saturday’s New York Times, Tim Kreider, in Slaves of the Internet, Unite!, lampoons editors and publishers who ask writers to work for nothing. What Kreider missed was that this form of disrespect can sink lower for musicians, including my local Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, whose members sometimes have to raise money on their own in order to perform for no pay. (MCO is running a wine auction now.)

Next, on the practical The Open Notebook site, Anne Sasso reveals how to ace a 300-word story. It’s about strategic thinking before you write and ruthless pruning after – worthy advice not only for journalists but for writers most anywhere, including at the office.

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