The seeds for my latest TC article “22 Indisputable Reasons Pittsburgh Is The Perfect City for Writers” were planted back in late June, when I was in NYC visiting with Chris Lavergne and Mink Choi.  They thought a piece about Pittsburgh would be great for Thought Catalog, and I started working on it as soon as I got back to town.  Ultimately, this article became an unwieldy beast, much like everything I write, and it took a while to pare things down.  (For example, the list originally had 28 items.)  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, and it’s been great to hear from writers all over the country who have a Pittsburgh connection.

Perhaps the neatest thing to happen was a shout-out from the man himself:


If you can’t get enough, here’s a link to my research notes.  I was bummed that I had to leave so much out.