Monday, April 16, 2007

Coincidence? I think not.

A few months back, fellow Ten95er Darren blogged from the Nieman Conference on Narrative Writing in Boston.

He told us about the secrets of professional athletes and how their antics are often stories.
He showed us how empathy can be a tool in reporting.
He relayed that the best narratives are kept short and sweet.
He had an award winning journalist break down a narrative.
And he rubbed elbows with the one and only Roy Peter Clark.

In doing so, he enumerated a lot of useful tips and tricks for us to take back to our newsrooms. He was the eyes and ears for those who weren't lucky enough to make it to the conference.

This weekend, Poynter fellow Pat Walters blogged this weekend from the National Writers Workshop in Connecticut. The result? 48 tips in 48 hours.

Biting our style? Just a little bit, I'd say.

Regardless, Pat has a wonderful collection of tips he's assembled from the weekend. Check them out.

After all, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.*

*There is no scientific evidence that Pat stole this idea from us. In fact, I'm sure he just thought it was a cool idea. And it is. I'm just jokingly pointing out that, in some incarnation, the good folks here at Ten95 had the idea prior to the wonderful post currently on the Poynter site. But it's all love. There's enough good writing tips and journalism to go around for everybody.



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lol, wow, aren't we cocky this morning...

Posted by Blogger Marcus @ 11:44 AM, April 16, 2007 #

(*snaps fingers)

Posted by Blogger Aaron Morrison @ 4:44 PM, April 16, 2007 #

Biters, biters, everywhere!


Posted by Blogger Duck @ 4:55 PM, April 16, 2007 #

*pats self on back*


Posted by Blogger D. Sands @ 4:26 PM, April 25, 2007 #
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