Randall Lee Reetz Happy Birthday, Louis CK! 23 Timeless Truth Bombs He Gave Us Today is Louis C.K.'s birthday. Louie's had a good year: He decided to take a well-deserved break from his brilliant show "Louie" to recharge his batteries, and got a role in a Woody Allen movie. The importance of vacation and rest is just one of the lessons Louie has taught us over the years. Also on HuffPost:
The New Adventures of Stephen Fry Mac at 30 By Stephen Fry January 24th, 2014 It was thirty years ago today that Sergeant Jobs taught the band to play. Close SEND TO A FRIEND To send a link to this page to a friend, fill in the following form, and we'll do the rest. An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC By Stephen Fry August 7th, 2013 Dear Prime Minister, M Rogge, Lord Coe and Members of the International Olympic Committee, I write in the earnest hope that all those with a love of sport and the Olympic spirit will consider the stain on the Five Rings that occurred when the 1936 Berlin Olympics proceeded under the exultant aegis of a tyrant who had passed into law, two years earlier, an act which singled out for special persecution a minority whose only crime was the accident of their birth. Only The Lonely By Stephen Fry June 24th, 2013
Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian physician, renowned short story author and playwright wrote Uncle Vanya (1899); We must live our lives. Yes, we shall live, Uncle Vanya. We shall live through the long procession of days before us, and through the long evenings; we shall patiently bear the trials that fate imposes on us; we shall work for others without rest, both now and when we are old; and when our last hour comes we shall meet it humbly, and there, beyond the grave, we shall say that we have suffered and wept, that our life was bitter, and God will have pity on us. Often ambiguous, at times humorous, gritty, haunting, ironic, anecdotal, facetious, lyrical, apathetic, bizarre, passionate and tragic, Chekhov's works explore the entire range of the human spirit. Taganrog was a bustling port and trading town until the railway was built. In the late 1880's Chekhov established his own country estate of Melikhovo (now a museum) where the rest of his family joined him.
Surviving as a Writer Sample Book Outline (Brief) by Michael A. Banks This is a sample "brief" book outline. This is the exact format I've used to sell more than 30 non-fiction books. I typically send this level of outline, along with an extended outline and a proposal. Copyright 1998 Michael A. Michael A. Surviving as a Writer: How to Become a Full-Time Freelance Writer (or Make it On the Side) by Michael A. Introduction - Are You Sure You Want to Do This? Part I: Previews Chapter 1 - Writing as a Career? Chapter 2 - This Book is for You--but is Writing Full-Time for You? Chapter 3 - What It's Really Like Gloom and doom, or riches and glory? Part II: Preparations and Going for It Chapter 4 - What it Takes, Part I: Self-Management for the Writer Getting organized Scheduling your time Project management Project-management aids Strategy and tactics for full-time writers When bad things happen to good writers: dealing with adversity Dealing with success Chapter 6 - Are You Ready? "About the Author"
How To Write Academic Job Cover Letters I got the chance to meet a client-turned-R1 assistant professor at the AAA meetings, and I asked her what she found most helpful about the work with me. She took the time to write it out. This is what she … Continue reading As I explained in last week’s post, I won’t be blogging for the next few months while I get the Professor Is In book written. Let’s imagine that I am doing some sort of cover letter “blind taste test” and I have to guess, by content only, which cover letter has been written by a graduate student. When writing job letters clients often struggle to understand the distinction between their dissertation TOPIC and their dissertation CONTRIBUTION. When discussing teaching in the teaching paragraph of your letter, one of the temptations is to tell a chronological tale of how you taught as an adjunct here and an adjunct there, and taught this class in Fall 2012 and … Continue reading Sorry, I couldn’t resist.