I began blogging about my experiences as a reporter for The New York Times, in which I documented a long-term battle with pancreatic cancer, and my first post.
It’s now been six years, and while I am not a “real” journalist anymore, I still find myself drawn to stories and the stories of people who are.
While I am certainly not a self-proclaimed journalist (although I’m a fan of the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed), I’m still looking for stories that resonate with my own story, whether that’s a story about a story that I was able to share with a journalist in a previous life or a story I was trying to share to a friend in a past life.
In an ideal world, I would write and publish a piece in The New Yorker about how I came to be a journalist, but alas, I don’t live in the world of that magazine.
I still love to write, but at the end of the day, I also want to do what I love most, which is to help people.
If you’re a writer looking to learn more about how to publish your own writing, this book is a great place to start.
It also has an amazing and useful guide for writers looking to do their own reporting.
If I had to sum up the book as one word, it would be “delicious.”