Episode 43: Gilli Messer shares how she landed her first clip on McSweeney's


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Behind the Prose


In this episode, we’re venturing into the land of humor. I discovered actress, singer, and writer Gilli Messer during my daily reading. I loved her piece on McSweeney’s: "Young Couple Shares Vows Amidst State Sponsored Chaos." Listen to learn how she landed her first clip on a major humor site and nailed the voice of New York Times’ wedding beat writers. In this episode you’ll also learn: How an anthropology degree at Barnard College helped Gilli become a better writerThe great new term for your day jobHow to use the question “what if” to write a humor pieceHow to wrangle inspiration onto the page   Listen below or subscribe on iTunes.