Writing Discussion

A place to talk about writing stories for others. They may be nearing their ends or not. All experiences with writing for others’ are welcome. Ask questions, share experiences, seek resources or just plain vent.

With more than 40 million copies in print, Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People should be on everyone’s reading list. But in writing another’s story, one of the habits is particularly important: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. With just a little windage this […]

Beyond Listening

Here is a published list of helpful tips for interviewing. The credit is: Jacqui Banaszynski, Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, March, 2008, Boston, MA 1. Know and state your purpose (for THIS interview) 2. Try to interview in their native habitat 3. Envision the ideal interview beforehand 4. Establish guidelines […]

Beyond Interviewing