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 Post subject: From the self-love beat
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:42 am 
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Someone wrote a story for the Times about riding trains, so of course the Times had to interview the writer about why he wrote a story for the Times about riding trains. "Because the Times paid me for it" is not among the responses. Practice tip: Carry and use a razor, so the people you want to talk to will think you work for the Times.

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Did you have to barter your story for any of theirs?

Most people thought I was writing a college essay, even after I identified myself as a writer for The Times Magazine. I get that a lot. It helps — people are more willing to talk. That’s why I always shave before I have to do any reporting.


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