A lot of older people go to church, my grandfather used to say, because they’re cramming for the finals. My grandfather was not particularly serious about much, and that included death. After he turned 75, there was hardly a family gathering at which he didn’t make some joke about how he expected to kick theContinue reading “How to Write an Obituary”
Nut graf is a slang term used by editors and copy editors at magazines and newspapers, and it refers to the paragraph or sentence that summarizes a story. The term is derived from the expression “in a nutshell,” combined with the word paragraph. In periodical writing (whether magazines or newspapers), a nut graf puts aContinue reading “What Is a Nut Graf?”
One of the things I have noticed is that crafting a successful pitch often presents a daunting barrier to new writers. Anxious thoughts haunt them – How can I write this so my idea won’t sound stupid? Editors get thousands of these – how can I make mine stand out? How do I sell aContinue reading “Query Letter Tips”
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