Defibrillate Those Verbs: Putting life back into your writing
An ambulance whips in front of the hospital’s emergency entrance. One paramedic leaps from behind the steering wheel. Another jumps…Read More »
Put the Cookies on the Lower Shelf
Have you ever wondered why some loyal readers get lost in your articles? I know I have. But not long…Read More »
Sometimes Its OK to be Late to the Party
Imagine going to church next weekend and finding the women in the choir have traded their gowns for micro-skirts and…Read More »
Writing the First-Person Article
Have you ever written a first-person article and wondered why it fell flat? If so, maybe I can help you…Read More »
The Right(s) Stuff: Working with Freelancers/Independent Contractors
Almost all publishing organizations work with outside contributors to produce content. Freelance writers, photographers and others comprise an important part…Read More »
Tips & Tools for Effective Research
Research is either a much-loved task, humdrum chore or angst-filled process, depending which writers or editors are asked. Whether loved…Read More »
What Policies do EPA Member Magazines Have in Regard to Permissions?
Some EPA members have asked for guidance on securing permission from people mentioned in articles. The following questions were sent…Read More »
The Art of Omission: Chipping away what doesn’t belong
I have always found the Journalism 101 guide—who, what, why, where, when, and how—to be of limited help. It’s a…Read More »
Journalism 101: What Makes a Story Newsworthy?
What makes a story newsworthy – worthy of the name “news”? If you’re on deadline, the question may be “What…Read More »
Them’s Fighting Words!
Stories that use these words are much more likely than others to be involved in libel suits. Calling someone a…Read More »