Ten Tips To Make Your Next Interview Successful

Written by: admin On July 20th, 2013

Journalists have to interview those that they are writing about occasionally, and these ten tips can ensure your success.

1. Make eye-contact: Interviewees are more open with writers who interview with a lot of eye-contact.

2. Ask open-ended questions: Responses will be better when a question requires more than a “yes” or “no” response.

3. Talk about the interviewees interests: Bored interviewees will not make for good writing; keep your subject engaged.

4. Be on time: No one likes it when a journalist is late for an Read the rest of this entry »

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Get Your Foot In The Door With An Editorial Internship

Written by: admin On May 26th, 2013

If you have always dreamed of being an editor or otherwise working in the writing and journalism field, you might be wondering how you can get your foot in the door. Solid, good-paying positions can be tricky to acquire without any experience, but you could be wondering how you can ever get any experience if no one is willing to give you a chance.

One great way to do so is to apply for an editorial internship. These spots can be Read the rest of this entry »

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Basic Tools Every Writer Should Have In Their Library

Written by: admin On March 30th, 2013

Writers need to constantly try to improve their craft if they want to stay polished. Some important tools for every writer to have in his or her library are grammar guides to reference, piles of paper or a typing device, and an atmosphere of peace and quiet for writing work to get done. If you want to be at the top of your writing game, read our tips closely.

Grammar Guides:

Every writer needs a solid foundation in spelling and grammar. No writer Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Writing Universities In The United States Today

Written by: admin On October 25th, 2012

For anyone wishing to become a professional writer will be well served with a solid education at a college or university with specialized writing programs. Most colleges offer writing programs as part of the major course of study, but not all offer dedicated writing programs.

The top 10 writing Universities to be considered include a teaching staff made up of professional and published writers in fields such as journalism, creative writing, fiction and specialized areas of writing such as the environment or politics.

Colby College in Maine offers writing for beginners and advanced in a variety of Read the rest of this entry »

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Is A Master’s Degree Necessary For A Writing Career?

Written by: admin On October 23rd, 2012

A Master’s Degree is not required in order to become a published author. In fact, most writers do not possess more than a basic bachelors degree, which is also not a requirement for this field. The degree certainly provides the writer with the experience needed for writing a variety of material. Most writers have degrees in English or journalism which help them write pieces using the correct forms of grammar. When writing a work for publication it is important to have the Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happened To Objectivity In Professional News Writing?

Written by: admin On October 21st, 2012

A noticeable trend today in professional writing is the lack of objectivity. Ever since becoming a legitimate profession near the late 1800′s, the job of the professional journalist is to give the most accurate depiction of reality as possible to the reader without letting subjectivity and the writer’s biases affect the retelling of the events. So important is objectivity in journalism that many schools have formed within journalism that have attempted to operationalize journalism to make it closer to a science rather than simple reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Keeping The Objectivity In Your News Article

Written by: admin On October 19th, 2012

Writing about news can often be challenging because the nature of this genre dictates that it be based on facts. In order to hold the attention of readers, people need to incorporate interest into what they write about. The best way to add interest to a news article without deviating from using factual information is to use a variety of descriptive words. You could write about the massive amount of rain a storm brought into an area by describing the way the clouds formed leading up to the main storm and using more Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Write Like A Pro On Any Topic

Written by: admin On October 16th, 2012

The first step to creating a good article, essay or book is to create a comprehensive outline. An outline should be broken into categories that progress on the topic as the article or book is written. Under the main category headings there should also be a brief description about what the section will contain. These paragraphs help a lot when creating content for the finished project. Another way to get started on any topic is to write a short article on what Read the rest of this entry »

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