Career moves that scare you

In the following interview, Ruth Reichl, who I’m talking about in my writer profile, talks about her experience as editor of the food magazine Gourmet and about her experience writing novels. Journalism and fiction are very different, and Reichl gives insight- which comes from her personal experience- into both. What I think is really great about Reichl is that she’s not always been successful. She’s had failures, but it doesn’t stop her from being persistent, and that’s a really important quality to have as a writer looking to get published.


2 thoughts on “Career moves that scare you

  1. alecsakazenas March 5, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    How cool, that Reichl’s real life experiences supplement her fiction! I love how her diction is heavily influenced by experience when it comes to her dialogue. You can really see things through her eyes, even with the small excerpts that I’ve seen.


  2. adlere353 March 11, 2015 / 2:43 am

    Persistence is a tough quality to have, and dealing with rejection is one of the most important skills a person can develop today. At a young age, it was natural for me to take things seriously, but failures tend to really go to heart living this way. Instead, I’ve found that the best away to go about things is to adopt a more playful attitude, and this even applies to things that are really important. It helps when a failure comes, and it’s easier to step back and understand why the failure occurred.


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