Q: What if I don’t know any celebrities?
A: What are you calling your autobiography, Under My Rock? Mary-Kate Olsen, Mel Gibson, Osama Bin Laden, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Star ‘Swagzilla’ Jones—there is the richly allusive tapestry of your next chapter right there. Stop looking for excuses and start writing!
In today’s Media Bistro, Kevin Baker answers freelance writers’ questions on how to spice up copy to enthrall editors and guarantee publication. In “Just Add Celebrities!” he explains how, in a gardening article, he described an encounter with a bed of candelabra primulas as “…like snorting champagne chiffon off the romping opulence of Shania Twain or mocha truffle mousse off Vin Diesel’s thrashing Mustang abs.”