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The Resource The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers, Terry McDonell

The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers, Terry McDonell

Label
The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers
Title
The accidental life
Title remainder
an editor's notes on writing and writers
Statement of responsibility
Terry McDonell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Terry McDonell has top-edited some of the most influential publications in American journalism. His new book pulls back the curtain on his four-decade career as an editor, journalist, and media entrepreneur, with stops at more than a dozen magazines: from the launch of Outside through tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and, most recently, cofounding the literary website LitHub. McDonell lays out the realities between editors and writers with deadlines ticking, or with drinks on the bar. His stories about the journalists, writers, and media personalities he has known can be both heartbreaking and bitingly funny--playing "acid golf " with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinksmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price. Here, too, is an insider's practical advice on how to recruit--and keep--high-profile talent; how to craft a compelling lede; how to grow online traffic that translates into dollars; and how, in whatever format, on whatever platform, a good editor really works. Taking us from the raucous days of New Journalism to today's digital landscape, McDonell argues that the demand for storytelling from trustworthy news sources keeps getting stronger. A celebration of the pressures, obsessions, and satisfactions of a writing and editing life."--Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonell, Terry
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McDonell, Terry
  • McDonell, Terry
  • Periodical editors
  • Journalism
  • Authorship
Label
The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers, Terry McDonell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: My editor ; Word count ; Jim Harrison ; The other Bob Sherrill ; Rejection ; Ed Abbey ; Sans serif ; Peter Matthiessen ; Learning curve ; Boy howdy! ; Tom McGuane ; Cahill ; Pygmalion ; P. J. O'Rourke ; Money ; Bob Ward ; Editcraft ; Kurt Vonnegut ; Writer's block ; Steve Jobs ; More Money ; Jimmy Buffett ; Richard Price ; The Hallmarkcardian Wars ; Discouragement ; Jann Wenner ; Covers, newsstands, hits ; Hunter Thompson ; Gonzo ; Dark nights ; Bibliomemoir -- II: Ambition ; Shooters ; Slide culture ; Collaboration (with Rust Hills) ; Assignments ; Little Jimmy ; Display ; The older Bob Sherrill ; Women's magazines ; Men's fashion ; Liz Tilberis ; Cowboy-hippie-poet weird ; Truth(s) ; Richard Ford ; Fiction, nonfiction ; James Salter ; Rocks, feathers, shells -- III: Elaine, Francis and Louie ; George Plimpton ; Camouflage ; Hunter ; Weather report ; Hunter and George ; Warren Hinckle ; Jann ; The end of fun -- IV: Pocho ; Deadlines ; Mozart de Prairie ; Mix ; Robert F. Jones ; Less money ; David Carr ; Shipwreck ; Letters to the editor ; SI ; Reilly ; Swimsuit ; Ad sales ; Steve Jobs thinks your work is really stupid ; The Machiavelli Club ; Google ; Tenure ; When editors were gods ; The accidental life
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781101946718
Lccn
2015046066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929048670
  • (OCoLC)ocn929048670
  • 839402
Label
The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers, Terry McDonell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: My editor ; Word count ; Jim Harrison ; The other Bob Sherrill ; Rejection ; Ed Abbey ; Sans serif ; Peter Matthiessen ; Learning curve ; Boy howdy! ; Tom McGuane ; Cahill ; Pygmalion ; P. J. O'Rourke ; Money ; Bob Ward ; Editcraft ; Kurt Vonnegut ; Writer's block ; Steve Jobs ; More Money ; Jimmy Buffett ; Richard Price ; The Hallmarkcardian Wars ; Discouragement ; Jann Wenner ; Covers, newsstands, hits ; Hunter Thompson ; Gonzo ; Dark nights ; Bibliomemoir -- II: Ambition ; Shooters ; Slide culture ; Collaboration (with Rust Hills) ; Assignments ; Little Jimmy ; Display ; The older Bob Sherrill ; Women's magazines ; Men's fashion ; Liz Tilberis ; Cowboy-hippie-poet weird ; Truth(s) ; Richard Ford ; Fiction, nonfiction ; James Salter ; Rocks, feathers, shells -- III: Elaine, Francis and Louie ; George Plimpton ; Camouflage ; Hunter ; Weather report ; Hunter and George ; Warren Hinckle ; Jann ; The end of fun -- IV: Pocho ; Deadlines ; Mozart de Prairie ; Mix ; Robert F. Jones ; Less money ; David Carr ; Shipwreck ; Letters to the editor ; SI ; Reilly ; Swimsuit ; Ad sales ; Steve Jobs thinks your work is really stupid ; The Machiavelli Club ; Google ; Tenure ; When editors were gods ; The accidental life
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781101946718
Lccn
2015046066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929048670
  • (OCoLC)ocn929048670
  • 839402

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