As recent events in the mediasphere have illustrated, writing first-person essays– or even first-person books– is a great way to get noticed. And if you’re life isn’t all that exciting, you can just make stuff up and end up on Larry King. Not that mediabistro.com condones that. Which is why my gentle corporate master is offering a panel on Tuesday night called ‘Writing and Selling First-Person Pieces.’ Experienced essayists and editors of essayists, like Ruth Andrew Ellison (The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt), Susan Shapiro (Lighting Up and Five Men Who Broke My Heart), and Rick Wartzman (Los Angeles Times Magazine) will show you how to write engagingly about your experiences and thoughts without resorting to, you know, fibbing. Cocktails too!