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WATCH: If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast


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They Died (Or Did They?)
One of the things that drive obituary writers mad is euphemisms for death. Following AP style, journalists should use the words "death," "dead" or "died" in their stories. The deceased does not "go with God," "follow Jesus home," "cross the Rainbow Bridge" ...

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OBITCON 2017 Announced
The fifth conference of The Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW) will be held Oct. 13-15, 2017 in Evanston, Ill. If you'd like to join your fellow writers on the death beat for a three-day weekend of professional development and comraderie, be su...

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XXX of obit writers?
The Quill Cafe has put together a rather extensive list of collective nouns for writers . Examples include: * An ambiance of writers * A creation of writers * A dispatch of writers * An idea of writers * A sentence of writers * A subplot of writers What sho...

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Where are the women?
Reader Joan Tarbox of Rochester, N.Y., recently complained that the obituary pages in The New York Times were dominated by men. “I’d love to track the obits for a month so I could give you some hard statistics,” she wrote. The Times' public editor, Liz Spay...

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How does novelist Megan Abbott spend her Sunday mornings?
"I am an insomniac. I wake up at 6 or 6:30 and get out of bed immediately. The coffee starts right away. Then I get to the computer as quickly as possible. I like to start writing when I’m still half-asleep, in a state between dreaming and waking. Sunday is...

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Inquiring minds want to know
DEATH NOTICE: Joseph A. “Monkey Butt” Zajaczkowski, 60, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at his home. Yet one more example of why we need journalists to write obits. How can someone publish this kind of death notice and not explai...

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