The Gentle Art of Column Writing
What do Ring Lardner Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons, Jack London and I have in common?The Column.
What do Mark Twain, Herb Caen, Art Hoppe, Armistead Maupin, Jon Carroll, Leah Garchik and I have in common?The San Francisco Chronicle.
Took a while for me to say, “I’m a columnist for the Chronicle,” without thinking I was bluffing.Didn’t post it on Facebook for two weeks because I thought that the editor didn’t really mean it. But as time went on, I gradually came to understand that I am a thread in the quilted history of the Voice of the West.
Want to be a columnist?Kevin will provide hints and suggestions, as well as a mindset for describing your life in 625 words every week.
Bio: Kevin Fisher-Paulson studied writing at the University of Notre Dame, with continued coursework at the University of Iowa and the University of Oregon.
Kevin’s short story Virtue Enough for Miss Grrrl appeared in When Love Lasts Forever, by Pilgrim Press.His poems and short stories have appeared in The Sentinel, Amethyst, RFD, Suburban Wilderness, Oberonand The James White Review.He contributes irregularly to NPR, and his plays and monologues have been produced in the ODC Summerfest, Theater Rhinoceros and the National AIDS Theater Festival.
His memoir, A Song for Lost Angels, was a finalist in the Ben Franklin Independent Publishing Awards.His second book is called How We Keep Spinning!
Kevin writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle.In his spare time, he serves as Captain of the Honor Guard for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.
He lives in San Francisco with his husband, two sons and three rescue dogs.You can visit his website at twopennypress.org or follow him on twitter @kipcap1213.
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One of the things I have done in previous promotions was allow people to write to the Fearless Books website, and for a slight fee, we can arrange to provide autographed copies of either book.
“The heart of journalism may be news reporting, and the soul of journalism is the editorial page, but the personality of journalism is the column.”
The talk: A little Help from Your Friends. Finding and building peer networks to improve your chances for writing success. How to do it, when to do it, whom to bring in to your circle of chosen helpers and why it works. BIO: Founder of the Beta Readers and Writers Group, and, The Introvert’s Network. McBarnette has run writer’s peer groups since 2014. From NYC and DC, this former legislative advocate and professional storyteller lives in Hayward.