The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I found this approach way to busy and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, news websites, or preparing news or investigative stories to be broadcast
- Write a headline that pulls readers in.
- Write a first line that grabs the reader’s attention.
- Sum up information quickly and concisely at the article’s end.
- Find a unique angle for your story that will interest readers.
- Include the 5 W’s–who, what, when, where, and why.
- Make your sentences concise but pithy.
- Include quotes and references in these articles as well as linkbacks.
- Don’t include too much technical language or jargon that readers will struggle to understand.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Fall 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning