Laurie Cunningham's blog

05/08/2019
There was a guy in my writing class who wrote hilarious essays about the impact of Asperger’s syndrome on his marriage. This was years ago when articles about autism were everywhere, but Asperger’s was its distant, lesser known cousin. In story after story, he recounted his wife’s dismay as he...
07/30/2018
In my previous life managing thought leadership campaigns for a global law firm, I also held writing workshops for the lawyers. During those workshops, I celebrated the virtue of plain language, warned against overusing adjectives and stressed the importance of getting to the point, fast.   We also...
05/04/2018
I’ll never forget my first job interview at a small newspaper in Southern California shortly after graduating from journalism school. I was sitting in a conference room, wearing my new business suit, feeling quite confident.  The editor who sat across from me scanning my resume was straight out of...