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bob-mustin's picture
Jun.27.2012
Even with writing from staples of the journalistic essay - sex, romance, humor, and, of course, NYC - Ephron found ways to freshen up those old subjects and make them contemporary.  In the 60s, during a protracted newspaper strike, she and others began their own newspaper, where Ephron...
tannette-johnson-elie's picture
Jun.05.2012
Since leaving a major daily newspaper in 2009 (through a voluntary buyout), it's been a long,arduous journey to reinvent myself and navigate the choppy waters of this new landscape we call journalism. It's been a fun adventure at times, and it's also been a little scary. Uncertainty is not an easy...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
May.09.2012
Would you choose a literary agent or publisher based on brand name, or based on their knowledge in new media? In my observations, many writers would, given the choice, choose the brand. Ironically, most already established in literary name and recognition, might make riskier, possibly more...
donna-ballman's picture
May.05.2012
A couple of weeks ago, The Good Wife dealt with at-will employment in an episode called The Penalty Box. In that episode, Cary Agos, the former colleague of our heroine Alicia, who joined the prosecutor’s office in a huff a few years ago, decided to interview at Alicia’s firm. The prosecutor’s...
bob-mustin's picture
May.01.2012
Writers: if you feel your career is jammed up, going nowhere, read this post by Bob Mayer. He's spot on concerning who cares most about your writing.image via writeitforward.wordpress.comWhen I give presentations to writers I joke that the difference between being aggressive and obnoxious is that...
sherry-parnell's picture
Apr.24.2012
In my last blog, I wrote about the “mommy wars”, which pit working moms against stay-at-home moms in the fight to decided whose choice is right.  It is a war in which many women choose not to fight but unfortunately are drafted, forced to choose sides.  However, I previously didn’t...
sherry-parnell's picture
Apr.17.2012
The “mommy war” has once again been waged with Hilary Rosen firing the first shot by saying that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life” and “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.” But she lacked precision because...
sherry-parnell's picture
Apr.02.2012
I have been seriously exercising for more than a decade.  I run, lift and climb on any machine that promises to get my heart pumping.  For me, it is more than a means to maintain health and fitness; it is a way to feel strong both internally and externally.  I was never an athlete in...
sam-barry's picture
Mar.01.2012
I am looking for a job. I’ve also been thinking about what it means to be a good person and live a good life. Many job descriptions seem divorced from reality. They seek an employee who is both a great leader and a great follower. They want someone who is detail oriented and sees the big picture...
sarah-selecky's picture
Feb.07.2012
Last week, I flew back to snowy Ontario from Hawaii because I was invited to visit my alma mater with This Cake. What an honour/trip it was to give a reading and lecture to current students at my old college! It’s been 15 years since I graduated with my BA in Cultural Studies. I...