Archive for the Tag 'Writing'

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Writing, the lost art

I love writing about wine, but I also just love the exercise of writing. When I was in elementary school, I learned the Palmer Method. Anyone remember that one? I found that I loved it, because it was so artistic. It was the closest, in Catholic school, that I got to any kind of art […]

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Newspapers are dead as we knew them; or, the turkey in the room

One by one, I’ve watched trusted newspaper wine columnists get the sack from their editors. Some have been replaced by younger, rising stars, some columns went into syndication, and some just had wine disappear all together. In all of this, the evolution has been fascinating to watch… But, today the final bomb just fell from the […]

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Wine Journal Entry

Today I’m so bored with writing on this blog. It’s not writer’s blog; it’s just exhaustion. So, I’m signing off. Are you having a great day? I am now.

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The Increasing Importance of Writing An *Only* One-Page Press Release ~ or ~ Don’t have to scroll down too far

Today, more than ever, the writing of a one-page press release is critical, in order to get a wine writer’s attention. Why? Writers are getting more mail than ever, and it’s mostly electronic. Who has time to read a new version of War & Peace? A press release is only intended to get a writer’s […]

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Today Is Wine-Blog’s 6th Anniversary + Thinking of Writing a Wine Book in 2012? Finish Your Book!

How I know this is because today, December 29, 2011, is my sixth anniversary of wine blogging. Before this wine blog, I had 14 years in the wine business, studying and writing about the wine business; at first for my employers, and then for our Diaz Communications clients. (Math: I’m astounded that I’ve had nearly […]

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Thought for the day: Finding A Heart Will Lead Me To Revealing A Soul, If I Write About Someone

Welcome to a day in the life of my wine publicist’s journal… ====================== So… My friend Honey Airborne (as in the 82nd Airborne Division) told me that Mr. Opportunity would be knocking again soon, when I wrote my blog story Mr. Opportunity. I wondered about it, and got on with my life… Too busy to […]

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Dear Jo, May I write for you? Ah… T.B.N.T.

T.B.N.T. (Thanks, but no thanks) This is something I find myself writing over and over again to people these days… A day in the life of five year old blog (journal)… I have to say, “No thank you” to everyone, because first of all, this is my wine journal. Secondly, while it would seem like […]

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Wine Blog Awards ~ The Voting Has Begun

For the last five years, I’ve been writing my brains out in my wine journal (this blog). What I’ve learned about wine blogging, and what I’ve learned about the Wine Blog Awards: About wine blogging: It’s good to have an editor… and I do pay someone to help me with my wine blog… but sometimes […]

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Dear Jo, May I write for you? ~ T.B.N.T.

T.B.N.T. (Thanks, but no thanks) This is something I find myself writing over and over again to people these days… A day in the life of five year old blog (journal)… I have to say, “No thank you” to everyone, because first of all, this is my wine journal. Secondly, while it would seem like […]

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NoMoreNewStories.com ~ Swimming in a Sea of Queries

NoMoreNewStories.com is a blog posting to store the following information. I’ve had to simply. Incoming Emails have become overwhelming, and my day job workload is very heavy right now. I don’t enjoy simply deleting Emails from people who have taken the time to research and write to me. I value that process and their time, […]