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The process of writing a feature story for Wired is unlike anything else in publishing. Part of it is like a doctoral defense -- "rigorous" would be an understatement. Now a new blog, Storyboard, chronicles that process of one upcoming story making it into the magazine.


No offense, Rex, but how could you possibly know that writing a feature for Wired is unlike anything else in publishing? Do you honestly want me to believe that you have enough experience in this field to know what you're talking about? Your blog is hyperbole-central.

posted by Samir at 12:21 PM on September 5, 2008

Hi Samir. I've been a contributor at Wired for a couple years. I'm working on a feature pitch right now.

posted by Rex at 12:24 PM on September 5, 2008

Story: Relationships 2.0

Tired or Wired?

posted by taulpaul at 12:26 PM on September 5, 2008

Samir, remember: 'feeding on itself.' This is self promotion land here, remember? Now that I think about it, this organism might better be described as surviving by 'feeling up itself.'

posted by rimshaw at 12:58 PM on September 5, 2008

Rock the Vote 2008: Sired.

posted by katiebakes at 3:03 PM on September 5, 2008

Hi. Samir here. I know you've been doing pieces for Wired for a few years. That doesn't necessarily make you George Plimpton. I have a strong feeling that there are tasks and stories and processes that take place in the world of publishing that are quite a lot like your experience at Wired. I like the "feeling up itself" idea, though. Perhaps you could do a small redesign to include this?


posted by Samir at 5:25 PM on September 5, 2008

Samir, I think maybe you should read the blog, and then maybe ask some people who write for other magazines for comparisons of processes. I talk to writers all the time, and they all note the rigorous process of writing for Wired. (I mean that in a good way.)

I don't know anyone who has gone through the process and not remarked on it.

Hyperbolically yours, George P.

posted by Rex at 6:05 PM on September 5, 2008

I'm sorry, Rex. Samir here. I will read and enjoy the blog before commenting so frequently. I look forward to a lot more music posts. I like your taste in music.


posted by Samir at 6:13 PM on September 5, 2008

The key difference between Rex and Samir is that Rex is focusing on what's different, and Samir on what's the same. I'm betting they're both right.

posted by steve baker at 12:21 AM on September 6, 2008

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