Mastering Augusta
Posted by Jon Littman on January 19, 2011 in Articles, Innovation, Publishing, Storytelling, Uncategorized

Metro Spirit, Augusta’s Independent Voice called me last week and Editor Stacey Eidson put together a nice article on my new book of sports stories, Crashing Augusta. AUGUSTA, GA -When Jonathan Littman, a best-selling author and a contributing editor at Playboy, headed to Augusta to attend the Masters a few years ago, he wanted to […]

Crashing Augusta: Real Life Tales of Sports, Men and Murder
Posted by Jon Littman on December 14, 2010 in Innovation, Publishing, Storytelling, Uncategorized

TAKE A WILD JOURNEY  beyond the ropes of professional sports. Walk the undulating hills of Augusta National, home of the Masters and learn why it may be the planet’s greatest golf tournament. Hurl yourself into a Super Bowl week with ticket hustlers who risk life and limb to make or lose a fortune gambling on […]

Lance Armstrong Ambush
Posted by Jon Littman on November 6, 2010 in Performance, Storytelling

THE BEST THING ABOUT THE WEB is the absence of a filter. Yesterday I caught wind of an amazing story:  Strong arms tactics  by federal agents in the Lance Armstrong case. I worked the phones and got two sources to nail down a story that sounded like something out of a Starsky and Hutch episode. […]

The World Series And Barry Bonds
Posted by Jon Littman on October 27, 2010 in Performance, Storytelling

TIMING COUNTS when it comes to a story or a trial. The San Francisco Giants are playing in the World Series and millions of fans in the Bay Area are going nuts over baseball and the team, wearing orange and black and stopping everything to see them play. This is bad news for the BALCO […]

Kafka And The Power of Metaphor
Posted by Jon Littman on October 13, 2010 in Innovation, Publishing, Storytelling

STORYTELLING FOR ME has always been about figuring a way in. As a journalist and author, I think mainly in three ways. Why do I care, how do I gain access to the characters or key facts, and how do I write something that strikes a cord. I recently wrote a piece called Lance Armstrong’s […]


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