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. Sergeant Jobs together with Privates Smith, Atkinson, Kawasaki, Crow, Espinosa and the rest of the Apple Macintosh team, not to mention all those back at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and the crew at Stanford who had built the first computer mouse, and back before them, of course, all the geniuses in a line back from Steve Wozniak and Gordon Moore to the original pioneers like Von Neumann and the great Alan Turing. 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, 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. Ah, then dear, dear Uncle, we shall see that bright and beautiful life; we shall rejoice and look back upon our sorrow here; a tender smile--and--we shall rest. 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. Biography written by C. The above biography is copyrighted.
Surviving as a Writer Sample Book Outline (Brief) by Michael A. Banks This is a sample "brief" book outline. 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 5 - What it Takes, Part II: Getting Yourself to Write Write--Now! Chapter 6 - Are You Ready? Chapter 9 - Making the Break Decision or Delusion? Part III: Now that You're On Your Own ... "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. However, I had this post in draft form, so I’m putting it up. 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.