2019 archive

Tips for Writing Drunk & Editing Sober

THE GREATEST WRITING MAXIM THAT HEMINGWAY NEVER SAID “Write drunk, edit sober,” it’s an often-quoted bit of advice generally attributed to Ernest Hemingway. This pithy quote is all over the internet. You can buy Write Drunk Edit Sober posters, Write Drunk Edit Sober coffee mugs, and Write Drunk Edit Sober t-shirts, often accompanied by a …

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My Sample Restaurant Letter

THE LOST CUBAN ENJOY A NEW EXPERIENCE WITH GREAT COMPANY THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT IOWA’S ONLY CUBAN RESTAURANT… THE LOST CUBAN Dear Laura, I recently discovered Cedar Rapids premier Cuban restaurant, the Lost Cuban. You and I have often discussed the fact that we’re each bored with the dozen Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and other restaurants …

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A Writer’s Life

Welcome to my blog. I’m Chris Jay Becker. I’m a veteran writer, editor, comedian, musician, and more. I’ve written a Crime Fiction novel, some spec screenplays, stand-up comedy material, a few TV pilots, TV commercials, stage plays, and blog and website content. I also have over 20 years experience in Sales and Marketing, including work …

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