It’s that time of year to look toward the promise of 12 months to come, to envision shedding of pounds, bulking up muscle, stamping out that last cigarette and, for journalists and other writers, producing work they can be proud of. Well intentioned they may be, most New Year's resolutions fail because it’s easier to stick with old habits rather than forge new ones.
Blue skies. If you could wish for anything this year, what would it be? An investigative series? A gripping narrative? A novel or screenplay? Productivity guru David Allen (Not David Allen of Minister-Counsellor (Taxation) Australian Delegation to the OECD fame) recommends envisioning “wild success” as a dream come true tactic.
Novelist Gail Godwin called it “the watcher at the gate” and speed is the way to silence it. As Roy Peter Clark put it, “Write like hell.” It doesn’t eliminate revision from the process, but it does guarantee that you’ll have prose to polish.
5, Punj, Pet, tools to make 2016 your most productive writing year ever
After spending months retooling the way it reports on the nation's capital, The Atlantic on Thursday launched new sections aimed at capturing the attention of policy wonks and political junkies alike.
The new verticals — dubbed "Politics and Policy" and "2016 Distilled" — are part of an effort by The Atlantic to maintain a presence in two different but interconnected areas of D.C. coverage: The deep-dives on Washington laws and lawmakers that are synonymous with its brand and the higher-metabolism, snackable reporting craved by political obsessives With new sections, The Atlantic aims at covering the long and the short of Washington