What I Wish I Knew As a Younger Writer
For our Application Week series, Sari Botton on writing for trade publications and what advice she wished she had received.
my writing mentor
of any kind
exterminatorsBody Fashions/Intimate ApparelBF/IA
BF/IAverrrryThe New York TimesNewsdayThe (Happy Accidents of the) Swing
Women’s Wear DailyHome Furnishings NetworkFashion Jewelry Plus!The Newspaper of Cardiology
This is what I want to do
And You May Find Yourself . . .reallyanything
it’s because you write
Sari Botton is the author of the memoir in essays, And You May Find Yourself...Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo. She is a contributing editor at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the bestselling anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NewYork and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult, Bay Path University and Kingston Writers' Studio. She publishes Oldster Magazine, Memoir Monday, and Adventures in Journalism.
Photo credit to Sylvie Rosokoff
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