Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dialogue is our friend

So, I was able to come up with something the other day. Here's what an empty head, a full notebook and a looming deadline will get you.


It's funny. I was talking to a friend of mine about this story shortly after I filed it. We pass our stories back and forth every so often and critique one another's work. I was a little underwhelmed at the story. I wrote it quickly and thought it wasn't that good. He loved it. Well, he thought it was good and told a good story. Said maybe I was too close to the story (which, clearly had given me a hard time) to really appreciate it.

A full weekend later, I think he's right. It didn't turn out so badly.

What do you think?

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Posted by T Dot at 11:02 PM | link

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I agree that it tells a good story.

I'm in a copy editing class now and know how difficult it is to have proper focus, proper organization, and to be compelling.

The class has given me even more respect for newspaper reporters.

Having dabbled in the reporting I know how difficult stories can wear on reporters because we're people too, people first!

Posted by Anonymous CNEL @ 6:52 PM, October 30, 2007 #
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