Turns out slideshows are tougher to tackle than you’d think. But there are simple ways to lessen the sting.
The lead is one of the main building blocks of writing. Here are 7 types of leads, all of which will leave readers wanting more.
A deadly avalanche, a serial killer revisited, riding the Tour de France and other best reads for writers from 2012.
This tutorial covers how to calculate an article’s length, what’s considered too long or short, the best way to make trims, and what to do when you come up short.
Take this short poll to help me decide what subject to tackle in my first effort to write a short digital book based on this blog.
Steve Jobs’ death highlighted a key but often-bungled journalism standard, the obituary. This week’s recommended reading looks at both the traditional and new.
The latest in a WordCount occasional series on writing basics looks at the deck. A headline with no deck is like an unfinished building: a frame but no details.
Like cash-strapped families cut back during the recession, writers should economize when it comes to the words they use. Here’s 10 tips for doing just that.
The latest post in a WordCount occasional series on writing basics looks at the quote. As one writer friend says, a boring quote is boring writing.
The first post in a WordCount occasional series on writing basics looks at the nut graph, the little paragraph with the big impact.