• "Made in the Shade"
    A package on Southern writers: profiles, interviews and an 11-state directory of writers you may never have heard of but are worth your time. Appeared in Creative Loafing chain.
  • "Mass Appeal"
    A day-in-the-life profile of a telegenic parish priest in Miami. Published in Catholic Digest, reprinted in the St. Petersburg Times
  • "The Liberation of Tam Minh Pham"
    How the first West Point graduate from South Vietnam disappears after the fall of Saigon, only to be rescued by his classmates two decades later. A cover story in The Washington Post Magazine


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great info and link. Execution is key, but it's also the hardest part about writing. I love to talk about writing, to read, and to discuss the craft, but when it comes down to it, writing is tough--it's a discipline. The ability to be disciplined and execute makes a big difference.


On a related note, I've found books about screenplay structure have dramatically helped organized my newspaper stories. I'm about halfway through this great book called, "How To Build A Great Screenplay" by USC film professor David Howard.

The book focuses on structure, tension points, plotlines and the like. It's a lot of meat to chew on, but it's incredibly insightful.

A friend at the Los Angeles Times told me that their narrative editor, the great Rick Meyer, assigns "Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting" by Robert McKee to his writers.

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All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

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