Patrick Range McDonald, the best-selling author and award-winning journalist, has started a new publication at Medium called ‘Letters From Over Here.’ He will carry out righteous experiments in writing.
McDonald explains, “‘Letters From Over Here’ is a place for me to do all kinds of writing. It’s a serious creative project, and I’m putting my heart and soul into it. I’m very excited.”
He adds, “I’ve always loved New Journalism, and what the new journalists did was constantly take chances with their writing. That’s what I’ll be doing. But there will be a larger purpose to everything I write or do at ‘Letters From Over Here.’ It’s going to have something to say.”
As the result of working on an ongoing book project about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, McDonald will also write about the arts.
McDonald says, “It’s going to be about my enthusiasm for an artist or musician or writer or filmmaker or museum exhibit or whatever. I’m not going to be a critic. If I’m not moved by an artist’s work, then I simply won’t write about it. I’m only going to write about what moves me. We have enough critics in the world — both professional and amateur — and I have no interest in becoming another one. Except for media criticism, but that’s something entirely different… that’s about holding powerful news outlets accountable.”
Anything that’s published at ‘Letters From Over Here’ will shared on McDonald’s social media platforms at Twitter/X, Facebook, and Instagram, where he can be followed. McDonald and ‘Letters From Over Here’ can also be followed on Medium.
“From my years of work as a journalist and activist, and from traveling all over the United States and the world and talking with scores of people, I have a lot of hard-earned wisdom and ideas to share. I’m truly excited.”