Poor story construction can spread COVID-19 misinformation Paid Members Public
Why poor story structure is going to make some people scared of bank notes.
The problem with long-drop intros Paid Members Public
Suspended ledes suck [http://inessential.com/2015/12/14/suspended_ledes_suck]: > Respect your readers: tell them the subject right up front. Write well enough to keep their attention. Don’t draw attention to your own cleverness.
Demotivational quote Paid Members Public
Dear Typed [http://realmacsoftware.com/typed], I’m not sure this is the motivational quote I really need to see when opening a writing app. Yours sincerely, Adam
Let's try this again Paid Members Public
Well, hello, blog. I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you. I’ve been terribly busy, you see. We’re right in term time at City University, which always keeps me busy – but added to that, I’ve recently landed the biggest contract I’ve had since I went into
This is why I blog Paid Members Public
Nick Crocker: > To know what you think, write it down. Forcing myself to write something down, to structure it, to let it see light is the best way for me to clarify what I actually think about something. It’s from a list of 30 things he’s learned
Rethinking writing for the phone age Paid Members Public
Craig Mod, interviewed at Nieman Journalism Lab [http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/04/qa-craig-mod-on-making-writing-more-mobile-friendly-and-where-digital-publishing-is-headed/] : > But the iterative component of the writing process, and also the flow of using the smartphone, that was really just coming from “how do we treat this, and what part of writing feels indigenous to
31-3.2 A daily thrashing with the 500 word stick Paid Members Public
[http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/assets_c/2014/03/sunrise-over-the-waterside-3567.html] So, here’s a question. Why am I putting myself through the horror of trying to write something substantive for this blog every single day in March? Leaving aside the possibility of an unexplored masochistic streak, the fundamental reason