Two out of three journaling professionals write for the ages!
Congratulations to Jim and Toni for their well-deserved second-quarter Diarist.net awards!
And here's some good news and some bad news:
The good news is that Pro's Prose is honored to have acquired its very first official link!
The bad news is that it's on Mark O. Barton's home page.
But hey, links is links.
Welcome to the Pro's! Here is a list of professional writers
who also keep an online journal.
If you're curious about what a writer does in his or her spare time,
here's your answer: we write!
(We also like company -- here's how to join.)
The Pro's (in alphabetical order) are:
Nancy Hayfield Birnes
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Sandra Mizumoto Posey
journal name: Nothing, by God (anthology ended)
begun: June 15, 1998
Marriage (poems), PDR Press, 1994. Big White Splotch (poems), Avant Garden Press, 1997. The Winters in Jersey (stories), Mt Aukum Press, 1999.
The Tower (Stars & Stripes); Fort Sheridan, IL.
Sulphur River Literary Review, Chiron Review, Pearl, Misnomer, Wormwood Review, Slipstream, Alpha Beat Press, Sheila-na-gig, Mobius, Experiment in Words, Midwest Quarterly, Penny Dreadful Review, Atom Mind, Long Shot, Abbey, Poetry Motel, Silent Skies, Blank Gun Silencer, Cream City Review, Sundog, Hyacinth House, Shockbox, Nerve Cowboy, Ship of Fools, Shattered Wig, Kumquat, Impetus, Medicinal Purposes, Onionhead, White Sands Review.
First Place, Chiron Review Poetry Contest.
writer: Toni Causey
journal name: Lagniappe (c'est fini)
I've been a print journalist (newspaper, magazines: features writer) and co-edited a "small" regional magazine for a year (circulation 35,000+), then went on to start breaking into the national market (sold to Mademoiselle & Redbook) before I quit to pursue screenwriting.
writer: Sandra Mizumoto Posey, Ph.D
journal name: DeNovo/Rebirth
begun: July, 1997
Café Nation: Coffee Divination & Magick. Santa Monica Press. (Forthcoming: 2000). The Body Art of Brotherhood: Branding in an African American Fraternity (dissertation, UMI) 1999. Rubber Soul: Rubber Stamps and Correspondence Art, University Press of Mississippi, Folk Art and Artists Series, 1996.
Other print publications:
On a Bed of Rice: An Asian American Erotic Feast. Ed. Geraldine Kudaka. Anchor/Doubleday, 1995. "Grave & Image: Holiday Grave Decorations in a Southern California Memorial Park." Folklore Forum. Volume 29, No. 1, 1998.
"Profile Makeovers." Match.com. Bi-weekly, August 1997 to present. Various content. Lycos.com. Generally uncredited; ongoing.
journal name: Weighty Matters
Odessa Poetry Review, Summer 1986. Bittersweet, An Eighth CSS Publications Anthology, 1985. The North American Poetry Review, Green Valley Publishing, 1986. Rhymes and Reasons, Poetry Press 13th annual anthology.
writer: Chuck Atkins
journal name: chuck' steak
One produced film: the ultra low-budget,embarassingly bad "Midnight Healing," released direct-to-video by Santelmo Entertainment. Former sports stringer, Los Angeles Times Valley Edition. Former correspondent, Foothill Leader (La Canada/Flintridge community newspaper). Former "Calling Dr. Love" columnist, Pasadena Weekly. Currently: Out-of-work screenwriter/sitcom writer. Will write for food; would prefer to write for onscreen credit and WGA points.
journal name: anyone's any
I am a freelance writer, currently writing regular articles for Real Estate Finance Today in New York. I have had music reviews appear in Entertainment Today Magazine, based in Los Angeles. My poetry has been published both nationally and internationally, in publications including: Paris/Atlantic, Limestone Circle, L.A. Miscellany, Los Angeles Loyolan & Black Bear Review.
writer: Rachel Rein
journal name: Rachel's Daily Diary
begun: September, 1997.
How To Encourage Your Child's Gifts and Talents During the Elementary Years, Lowell House 1994, 1999.
First place: The Gathering fiction contest, 1996.
writer: Mike Reed
journal name: Man about Murfreesboro
Freelance (dead tree) articles for Internet World, Daily News Journal, Sidelines, Dragon, and Blast.
A short play, "Flat" was produced by the Bongo After Hours Theatre in Nashville, Tenn.
Currently I'm a PR flack for Middle Tennessee State University creating thousands of pages of puff pieces on a daily basis.
writer: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
journal name: Debbie's Blatherings
Several short stories and poems in hardcopy publications; nonfiction articles online. Editor/publisher of Inkspot, a web resource for writers.
The Writer's Online Marketplace, Writer's Digest Books, Fall, 2000.
writer: Dreama (journaling pseudonym)
journal name: Regret Nothing, Disavow When Needed
Vegetarian Babies & Children: A How-To Guide for Meat-Free Families, 2001 (forthcoming). The Pocket Law Guide for Women, 1992. The Pocket Law Guide for Students, 1992. Set Apart: Self-Isolation and Clinical Depression in Adolescent Females. (Dissertation, Columbia University, 1987.) Dark Melodic Voices: African-American Opera Divas Speak (editor, 1984).
I am a former feature columnist for my local community newspaper. I wrote about everything from local politics and police matters to food, entertainment, and the society/seen column.
Master Work: (play); self-produced, 1993. Crisp: (one-woman play); produced by Trandre Theater, 1996. Give Me The Sky: a novel available online in serial form, January, 2000.
writer: Scribe (journaling pseudonym)
journal name: Scribe's Daily Text
I freelanced for my country's national paper, The Star, when I was 17 -- publishing around ten articles. Then, while working as a communication company's writer, I worked on a magazine and wrote most of it -- it's called The High Flyers. Worked as a copywriter, writing a few ads when I was 20 to 21. Just graduated with a degree in Mass Communications (Journalism) and am being considered by two national papers for the post of journalist.
writer: Invisible Girl (journaling pseudonym)
journal name: Stolen Bits
Errr.. um... well, this threatens my anominity, but: Portland Family Magazine, Guide, Willamette Week, Straight, Anthem, Oregon Voice, Single Vision.
journal name: A Pornographer's Diary
10 years as reporter for various community newspapers and magazines, most now defunct. 15 years as editor, sometimes writer, on software documentation and software marketing projects. Published fiction author, many and various, but including: Anthologies*: The Second Coming (ed. Pat Califia), Women on Women 3, Herotica 2, Herotica 3, Good to Go: Short Stories West Coast Style. * Also many lesbian BDSM magazines, all now defunct.
journal name: Khava's Life
I'm not a professional free-lance writer, though I would like to be. However, I do write for a living. I work as a technical writer for a large corporation (and previously for a tiny start-up).
journal name: Parietal Pericardium
Poetry in The Antigonish Review, Grain, Event, Dandelion, Canadian Literature, and other Canadian lit. journals. I have been paid for some of these. I don't post my poetry on my site ('cause then I couldn't sell it) but I talk about the process of writing a lot and keep a list of poetry markets I like.
writer: Jack Saunders
journal name: The Daily Bugle
Screed, Vagabond Press, 1981; Three pieces in Black Messiah, Vagabond Press, 1982; Bylined column, Delray Beach News-Journal, 1983; Common Sense, Mixed Breed, 1985; Full Plate, Mixed Breed, 1985; Blue Darter, Mixed Breed, 1985; Lost Writings, Mixed Breed, 1985; "Writing the Great American Novel on the IBM PC," in Bukowski number of Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1985; Evil Genius, Mixed Breed, 1986; Open Book, Mixed Breed, 1986; Column "Saunders' Florida," The Native Sun, 1987; Forty, Popular Reality, 1987; "Henry Miller," in Henry Miller: A Book of Tributes, 1931-1994, Standish Books, 1994; Questions About Henry Miller That No One Ever Asked Me--With Answers, Roger Jackson, 1995; "Anna-ees," in Anaïs Nin: A Book of Mirrors, Sky Blue Press, 1996; Erotic Dreams of an Everyday Househusband, Roger Jackson, 1995; Crossfire, Roger Jackson, 1997 (with Bern Porter); "They Lost Nearly All," in MORE!, 1994-1996, Standish Books, 1997; The Plight of the Creative Artist in America, Roger Jackson, 1997; The Husband of the Writer's Wife, Runaway Spoon Press, 1997; "In Preparation for What Is To Come," an introduction to My Date With Henry Miller, by Crowbar Nestle (writing as Blaster Al Ackerman), Roger Jackson, 1998; Beat Poet 1, Garage Band Books, 1998; "Report on Submission Dated 5-11-99." Roger Jackson, 1999; Seven excerpts from BRENDA'S BIRTHDAY, Garage Band Books, 1999; Three poems in Ragged Lion, a tribute to Jack Micheline. Vagabond Press, 1999; I Only Read It for the Ads, Roger Jackson, 1999.
writer: Lisa Nichols
journal name: Till Human Voices Wake Us...
"Starlight, Starbright" for the Dream Pod 9 website. Under contract to write a supplement sourcebook for the Tribe 8 roleplaying game for Dream Pod 9.
writer: Neile Graham
journal name: Les Semaines
My publication list has a complete listing, but my credits include: --three books of poetry: Seven Robins (1983), Spells for Clear Vision (1994), Blood Memory (2000) --over 100 poems published invarious American and Canadian literary journals and anthologies --various articles, reviews, essays in magazines and anthologies --two short stories published in a British magazine
writer: Nancy Hayfield Birnes
journal name: Perforated Lines
journal begun: June 21, 1999
Cleaning House (fiction) 1980 Cheaper and Better (nonfiction) 1987 McGraw-Hill Programmer's Encyclopedia (editor) 1985 Qwerty's Alphabet Adventure (children's book, game) (1984) ISS Directory of Overseas Schools (editor) 1982
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