Chip Scanlan
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Chip Scanlan

Christopher "Chip" Scanlan is the author of "33 Ways Not To Screw Up Your Journalism," "Writers on Writing: Inside the Lives of 55 Distinguished Writers and Editors" and "Writers on Writing: The Journal." Chip is a writer, writing coach and an award-winning former journalist and former director of writing programs and the National Writers' Workshops at The Poynter Institute, one of the world’s top schools for professional journalists. Since 1994, he has coached writers and editors around the globe. A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, he returned to the school as a visiting professor in 2009-10. He has taught at conferences at Harvard University and Boston University and has lectured at Duke University, Smith College, Emerson College’s MFA Program and Washington and Lee University. Chip has authored or edited a dozen books, including anthologies of prize-winning journalism, a novel, “The Holly Wreath Man” (co-written with Katharine Fair), and two journalism textbooks. His nonfiction and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, NPR, The American Scholar, Redbook, River Teeth, Mississippi Review Online, Elysian Fields Quarterly, among numerous other publications. Two of his essays were selected as “Notables'' in the annual “Best American Essays” series. He is a regular contributor to Nieman Storyboard, a global website that celebrates the art and craft of nonfiction storytelling. Chip is a stylophile who collects vintage fountain pens from the World War II era and traveling ink holders. His writing advice newsletter, "Chip's Writing Lessons," can be found at chipscanlan.substack.com. He blogs @ chipswritinglessons.com. He and Leo, his one-eyed Miniature Schnauzer, live in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is available at chipscan@gmail.com, Facebook and @chipscanlan on Twitter.
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