Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love the title: The brilliant minds of obit grinds

Check out Heather Cox's story about obit writers in the January 2009 edition of King's Journalism Review: "The brilliant minds of obit grinds."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Island fantasy dramas/Rule of Three?

Ricardo Mantalban and Patrick McGoohan exit on the same day. Can Tina Louise be next?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Society of Professional Obituary Writers' 2009 Contest and Convention

Don't forget. The deadline for entering your best obituaries that were published in 2008 in the obit-writing contest for the 2009 Society of Professional Obituary Writers Awards is Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.

Awards will be presented during the 2009 SPOW Convention, to be held April 23-25, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The art of the obituary

"The Leonard Lopate Show" recently examined the art of writing obituaries and why so many people take pleasure in reading them. Special guests were Anne Wroe, co-editor of The Economist's "Book of Obituaries," and Marilyn Johnson, author of "The Dead Beat." Check it out: