December 28th, 2009
Women Writers Disguised As Men
The article "Write Like A Man," on Salon.com's broadsheet got me thinking about my own blog. Mostly it made me sad to think that rather than being proud of my work, one day I might reconsider wanting people to know that it comes from my mind, my fingertips. Writing under a pseudonym is not a thing of the past.
Here's a taste from writer Kate Harding
["...But even I've bought into the myth of meritocracy enough that my first thought upon learning a female writer massively increased her success by adopting a male pseudonym was, "Wow, how retro! How Brontë, how Eliot, how Sand." Certainly not "how Rowling."]
Read the Salon Article Write Like A Man
I'm excited about this blog called People's District. DC-based photographer, DJ and community-connector Danny Harris has been diligently stepping out into the corners of DC to bring the words and images of The District to the web. He's weaving DC's people together with the threads of their thoughts and their impressions of this town.
I'm in conversation with D.H. about creative ways to bring some sound into the mix and how to continue to inspire the residents to connect through their voices and actions.
People's District reminds me of this favorite destination. Check them all out.
This was one of my favorites:
Jocelyn Frank is a award-winning independent journalist based in Washington DC. Some thoughts, observations and reflections are posted here.