Tips on How to Write a Better Story
Tips on How to Write a Better Story MCA 227
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Tips on How to Write a Better Story 1 Pace University is an it not a they 2 Put the person s title first then their name a President of the United States Barack Obama 3 Give the story a face Make it personal Never Say when asked he knows you interviewed them 5 Never start a sentence with the date or the year a Most important info then least important 6 Never say a lot too vague 7 Always be consistent a If you spell Chartwells like this make sure you don t say Chartwell s later in the paper 8 Always attribute the quote to the speaker 9 Be fair tell both sides 10 Keep your opinions out of it 11 Get to the point a DON T BURRY YOUR LEAD b Who What Where When Why How 12 Make your stories relevant to Pace students a Proximity b Emotions c Necessity 13 Never start your paper with a quote 14 The lead should be around 30 words a Be creative but be accurate 15 Tie in the lead with the ending of the story Make it come full circle 16 The more information you have the better P