Tag Archives: writing

Grammar’s Dirty Little Secret

Bonnie, my longtime friend and honorary Florida Press Club member — you might remember her as my arm candy at the 2010 banquet — sends along this Wall Street Journal blog post, which pretty much tells grammar freaks to chill out. (You trying to tell me something, Bonnie?) Listen, we’re going to let you guys […]

Why press releases are a good thing

Last night, we had photographs for a standalone centerpiece, but unfortunately, we had no text. If we had no information and the event was over for the night, we might have run just one photograph and a cutline. Fortunately, I received a press release on my desk about the Spring Break Nationals, an annual mobile […]

New Year’s means new experiences

One of the silver linings of working on holidays is that work is low-key. Usually all the stories stay the same, and you know in advance what you’re doing. Sometimes, too, that gives you the opportunity to do more — like write short 1C copy block about the change in weather on New Year’s Day. […]

Numb for NaNoWriMo

I hadn’t noticed that the National Novel Writing Month website now has a nifty tool to track your progress. While it’s fantastic, it also reminds me I have lots more to do. For instance, I need to write 2,475 words a day to reach the total 50,000-word goal. Uh huh. But onward! My Cambridge-based BFF […]

I Write Like

Looks like I’m not the only one perplexed about my “I Write Like” results. From the

Cà d’zan

Writing a journalism blog is difficult when you’re not exactly writing anything. Well, that isn’t quite accurate; I am working on that travel essay. And, sure, I copy edit and design for a newspaper, but it’s not as compelling as, say, escaping the Taliban. (Er…not that I would want to be captured by the Taliban. […]

Top 5 things I like about being a journalist

I inform people about people, places and/or events they should know about. I meet the most fascinating people doing interviews. I’ve interviewed artists, actors and people in far out fields, such as steamboat operators! My co-workers are all educated and well-read. You can read books, screen movies and try products for review purposes for free […]