ASJA Writing Awards Recipients

Category = Arlene

Terena Bell
When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation
The Atlantic.  

Sharon Guynup
Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market
National Geographic

Susanna Hope
Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence
Golden Inkwell Books

Francesca Lyman
The Thrift Store Chain That Dressed Up Like A Charity And Got Sued

Christine Larson
Light Bulb Moments for a Nonprofit
The New York Times

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
O the Oprah Magazine

Janisse Ray
The Seed Underground

Echo Garrett
My Orange Duffel Bag

Lisa Armstrong
Fighting Back

Barry Yeoman
School of Hard Knocks
Good Housekeeping

Janine Latus
If I am Missing or Dead
Simon & Schuster

Erin Torneo
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
St. Martin's Press

Trish Riley
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living
Alpha/Penguin Books

Abby Ellin
When the Fine Print Applies to You
The New York Times

Jina Moore
In Africa, Justice for 'Bush Wives'
Christian Science Monitor

Christie Aschwanden
Through the Forest, A Clearer View of the Needs of A People
New York Times

Melba Newsome
True Crimes, False Confesions
O, the Oprah Magazine

Lisa Armstrong
It Takes a Village

Christine Larson
A New Way to Ask, 'How Green Is My Conscience?"
The New York Times

Katherine Eban
Dangerous Doses

Miriam Rafter
Monkey Business: A Look at Vote-Counting Mischief and the Potential fo
City Beat (San Diego)

Michele Wojciechowski
For the Love of Laurie
Family Circle

Bob Cooper
Rich in Books
San Francisco Cronicle Magazine

Kim Kavin
The Crisis Cops
Northeast Sunday Magazine of The Hartford Courant

  • A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
  • I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
    – Lawrence Welk
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    – Douglas Adams
  • I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
    – Stephen Wright
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    – Robert Benchley
  • It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
  • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
    –Samuel Johnson