Launching storytelling venue for ‘lifestyle insights’

September 27, 2009

In the past two months, I’ve written a dozen blog entries and a dozen bios for the Sept. 27, 2009 launch of “lifestyle insights | real women. real life.”, a division of Robin Avni’s “lifestyle topics, insights and trends.” Robin is an early escapee of traditional media, where she combined a rare eye for art […]

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Good timing saves many a photographic weakness

June 15, 2009

My photography has always had one thing going for it – (and one thing only) – I am often in the right place at the right time. It’s not too hard to catch up on words for the websites I keep updated. But, as would be expected, nothing beats being on hand for photos. Just […]

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A sad ending to “Winging My Way Back Home”

May 17, 2009

In April, I wrote here about helping filmmaker Jeri Vaughn rework the narration for a final rendition of the documentary “Winging My Way Back Home: The Stripling Fiddle Tradition.” Within days of my meeting with Jeri, my father’s lung condition deteriorated, and by April 20, Lee Stripling was gone. Now, as I face this task, […]

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The narrative leap from bullet points

May 3, 2009

Molly Martin and I took our blog-and-pony show on the road recently with two goals and a bonus: To show writing classes and business groups how writing for the web differs from other writing To show creative non-fiction classes the places for good narrative on the web And the bonus: Helping our many former journalist […]

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Work begins on narration for “Winging My Way Home”

April 3, 2009

I begin work this week creating the narration for the documentary on my father, fiddle player Lee Stripling. Though the hard work has been done by others, the narration may have a major role. First I need to restructure the story line to bring the focus back through the filter of my father’s experience. Then […]

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