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How To Prepare to Interview the Subject of your next Feature

What can you do to prepare to interview someone about whom you know little or nothing when you are given a feature writing opportunity? Read a minimum of three pieces that about the person. Read a maximum of as much as you possibly can as time allows. As a rule of thumb, the more notable the person, the more research…
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June 16, 2017 0

Bleeding from the Eyes and the Necessity of Regrouping

After four weeks of scouring the interweb for new ideas and ways to make this site one you’ll want to keep coming back to, I think I’m officially bleeding from the eyes. But the ocular pain I’m experiencing suggests it has been worthwhile. The experience proves that my quest for self-improvement comes from both observation and criticisms.…
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June 14, 2017 0

Brainstorming vs. Barnstorming: Choosing the Right Word

Tricky business that editing. Okay, that’s not a real sentence. But, here on the big ‘ol double U, double U, double U, a person needs to know when to stop. One editing tip that I have found helpful is to understand word meaning. If you’re not certain, consult a dictionary, and ask around. Words are…
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June 12, 2017 0

3 Ways to Improve Web Copy

1. Read it backwards. Once you have written your piece, read it backwards out loud from the bottom up, right to left. It will sound awkward to read aloud as if you are speaking words at random. But it is a great way to catch consecutive duplicated words or letter drops such as “you” instead of “your” that…
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June 10, 2017 0

Improving on Shakespeare: The ‘To Be’ Dilemma

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles Perhaps the opening phrase of this Hamlet soliloquy eternally doomed future writers, rendering avoidance of the phrase ‘to be’ impossible. The question of…
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June 9, 2017 0

Write While Your Feet Are Wet

No matter the topic, unless you have both a vivid imagination and an intense ability to avoid distraction, you can easily lose perspective when writing. Suppose you wish to convey an account of flood survivors. But on this day, the full cloud cover delivers a rainy day. You are snuggled indoors, hot cocoa in hand…
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June 8, 2017 0