A bit of luck with a story published in the Easy Reader Beach magazine this summer. Just an adventure in Los Angeles that really started somewhere else in the world. Great fun in seeing a piece in print. Enjoy! P.S. It's the last story in the link... https://easyreadernews.com/49th-anniversary-easy-reader-beach-writing-contest-winners-and-honorable-mentions-2019/
How I got my first byline in a major media outlet
A PhD in biology isn't the direct route to becoming a travel writer, but my wish to be paid for a travel story recently came true. Not only was it my first paid travel article, but it was also my first byline in a major media outlet. “How did you get your article into the... Continue Reading →
Why did this get published?
by Janice Nigro Good question. I too wonder how my travel story ended up in the LA Times. It did and one thing for sure, it’s easier for me to say, “I am a writer” when people ask. There it is, the proof in print. But with visibility like that comes comments like that (although... Continue Reading →
Literary exercises for writing scientific manuscripts
by Janice Nigro I was shocked once when my PhD advisor ran into the lab to read out loud the first sentence of my first draft of a manuscript. A nightmare moment-hearing your own words read in front of a group of extraordinarily talented and accomplished people. He read it and then said why he read it. "It is... Continue Reading →