What FLX Says
In the April issue of The New Yorker, John McPhee offered this advice to a young friend who complained of writer's block. I love it and think we could all take a lesson or two from it:
"Dear Joel: You are writing, say, about a grizzly bear. No words are forthcoming. For six, seven, 10 hours no words have been forthcoming. You are blocked, frustrated, in despair. You are nowhere, and that's where you've been getting. What do you do?
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"I really lucked out last issue (Op-Eds). Had just written a hard-to-place essay. The market info for the op-eds was so detailed and helpful that i knew at a glance which newspaper might be a good bet. Sent it that day and sold it. Broke into a new market I've been hoping for, too.
(Chicago Tribune)."- Pat Olsen
"I joined FLX this week, and I'm so happy to have found it. It feels like I've been searching for something that should be really easy to find, only I'm in a dark closet, bumping into stuff. Suddenly, I come here and eureka! I just found the pull-chain."-Toni Klym McLellan
"Once again, FLX came through (and in record time). I found (and interviewed) a source this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who offered to help!" -Jodi Helmer
FLXers Write Books Too
The titles featured here were all published in the last year or so. If you're looking for a gift or just something absorbing to read, take a spin through this collection.
Winning Proposals: How to Write Them and Get Better Results by Hans Tammemagi
This book reveals the secrets of how to write winning proposals and explains the psychology that will let you master the powerful art of persuasion. The basis for preparing formal business proposals as well as grants and unsolicited proposals is described.