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[Another entry in the on-going blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]
By Ethan Gilsdorf
Here in the mysterious Non-Fiction Career Lab, located on a secret floating island in Boston Harbor, where we are hatching story ideas and essays, articles and op-eds, book proposals and pitch letters, we have become adept at one thing: hooking the reader.
April 2, 2013 | Ethan Gilsdorf
by Ethan Gilsdorf
In a previous post, I railed against the "me" in memoir -- namely, the idea that your memoir might be too much about you and you might need to jazz up your story with another plot line, or contrast your own life story against some other element that you insert or interweave into your narrative, in order to make it seem, well, not so self-indulgent.
November 16, 2012 | Ethan Gilsdorf
Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace was a blast