Writing

Here is a summary of places for physician writers to submit work and submission guidelines: Getting Narratives published

A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Nieman Storyboard looks at how storytelling works in every medium. In addition to highlighting outstanding print narratives, we seek to feature the best examples of visual, audio and multimedia narrative reporting. As a bonus, we’ll also give you occasional updates on conferences, awards, and other narrative news.From 2006 to 2010, the Nieman Narrative Digest site offered Essays on Craft, generously contributed by veteran journalists to help aspiring storytellers learn the fundamentals of narrative writing. In June 2010, the Nieman Foundation folded key elements of the Digest into the Nieman Storyboard site, including this complete archive of those essays. To view these, go to: http://www.niemanstoryboard.org/category/essays-on-craft/

Additional essays are available in the archives of our sister site, Nieman Reports, and in the bookTelling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, edited by Wendy Call and former Nieman narrative program director Mark Kramer.

And one last article which Duncan Murrell typically assigns his undergrad writing classes: http://www.niemanstoryboard.org/1995/01/01/breakable-rules-for-literary-journalists/

99%, an organization which tries to demystify the creative process. To show you the real inner-workings of how ideas are made to happen by sharing the thought processes and creative practices of great achievers. Here, with the help of our readers, we’ve rounded up some of the best videos on idea execution from artists, writers, designers, storytellers, researchers, and chocolatiers. Great advice by well-known writers: http://the99percent.com/tips/7082/25-Insights-on-Becoming-a-Better-Writer

http://the99percent.com/articles/7068/Haruki-Murakami-Talent-Is-Nothing-Without-Focus-and-Endurance

“The teenagers I photographed taught me a lot, even as many of them struggled with serious challenges in their own lives. Having gone out to meet with them in their world, I came away with no neat formulations about teenage pregnancy but rather a richer, more accurate context in which to see them, and I hope, better understand their experience.” – John Moses, M.D.


“People learn using different modalities, and for some people the visual route opens the door to understanding. Even richer than teaching using documentary methods is the experience of the individual who prepares the materials, since documentary studies by their nature include rich human interactions. We learn when we take part, whether as the subject, the documentarian, or the viewer. This is a unusually meaningful project in which I'm very glad to participate." - Dr. Ross McKinney, Director of the Trent Center

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