Today at “My Favorite Catholic Things” Dr. Carrie Gress interviewed me on this topic … be sure to stop by to check it out!
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Writing sports leads that don't suck: Avoid cliches. Rely on facts. Tell me what happened and why I care.
Newer sportswriters tend to go one of two ways when confronted with writing a lead:
- This was the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational event in all of human history! 676 more words
Headers are the big titles of sections of books that tell you (roughly) what content is in that section. If you want a quick overview of what headers are, how to mark them in a manuscript (which, I should note, is actually “however your publisher tells you to,” though the and -style designations are pretty common if not universal), go check out Rogue Genius Games’ “ 1,769 more words
At the beginning of a new year, it is customary to make one or more resolutions for the upcoming year. I have never accomplished anything by just making a resolution. 580 more words
“Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing” launched this week, which means a couple things:
- I’ll usually be posting at least once a day, Monday through Thursday. 348 more words
I got this message from a former student:
(My hope is that thinking of me did not push her toward her pro-concussion stance.)
One of our earlier exercises in our media writing class requires the students to review a standard press release from a fire department and write a four-paragraph brief. 496 more words