Brevity, Briefly

The Brevity blog is now using the Journalist theme, which includes a little word balloon for the tag line. I love how it makes the old dude in the Brevity icon look like he is offering concise writing advice. 

I have a piece forthcoming at Brevity, the magazine. It’s an essay called Jimi Don’t Play Here No More. Most of the authors who published stories in the recent issue of Brevity have also written blog posts on the Brevity blog. These posts offer the writer’s opinion on their piece or some insight into how it was written. Even though I hadn’t been asked, I already wrote a blog post about my story, Jimi Don’t Player Here No More. Can you tell I’m excited?

This is my first published story about using dope or my ordeal in New York City.

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6 thoughts on “Brevity, Briefly

  1. Bradley says:

    Congratulations on the publication; I look forward to reading the piece… and the piece about the piece.

  2. sarah morgan says:

    Way to go, Tim! I look forward to reading your piece. I haven’t been participating in the critique group as of late, so your essay will be fun to read in its polished form. CONGRATS!

  3. Tim Elhajj says:

    Thanks Bradley, sarah!

    I appreciate the kind words. I can’t wait for it to go live, but I also feel a little apprehension. I guess that’s just part of writing personal essay, though I some essays are more “personal” than others.

    At any rate, always good to be published!

  4. brevity says:

    Umm, re the blog post, yes, you will be asked, you’re just a few months ahead of us. Thanks.

  5. Lorri says:

    Hey Tim, Congratulations on getting published in Brevity. Again! And, I am totally jealous! 🙂

    Also totally get the apprehension. In a way, you think “Well, if they’re going to publish me, it must be good, and that will make up for my ‘yikes, but it’s personal!’ feelings.” A few years ago, when I was getting back into writing, I thought, If only I could get published, then that would justify the time I take away from the kids working on my writing, and that will make up for the fact that I’m getting older, etc. Of course nothing really makes up for anything, right? But it’s still good!

  6. Tim Elhajj says:

    Thanks, Dinty, Lorri!

    I’m glad Brevity is going to keep posting the writer’s posts on the Brevity blog. Not sure if that happens for every issue, but this is the first time I noticed it. I felt so inspired to write something, I mapped out what I wanted to say in my mind walking across campus one afternoon. That almost never happens for me.

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