Writing Tips


Pack Your Lede with Promise

Pack Your Lede with Promise


Posted By on May 29, 2019

Struggling with how to start a story? Forget the rules. Focus on the promise. “By and large, using all five W’s (who, what, where, why, when) results in a really bulky sentence,” says retired Seattle Times reporter and writing instructor Jack Broom. “You don’t want your first sentence to be bulky. You want it to be enticing, a promise of something to come.” Avoid putting the name of an organization, exact dates, quotes or more than...

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Finding the Voice

Finding the Voice


Posted By on Oct 24, 2018

Ruralite Services may not offer a cash prize or recording contract, but every month the editorial team listens for striking voices, too. Are you ready to sing?

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