The Art of Story Development. Journalism 350. Archived copy of this presentation:. http://michellehassler.wordpress.com/. Why art?. Creative ideas. Creative approaches. Creative sources. Every good story begins with a good idea. Good ideas in the newsroom. Where to get ideas?.
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Some tricks of the trade to make your stories sing.
Tom struck the robber.
Tom hit the robber.
Tom punched the robber.
Avoid these overused intensifiers: Very, Really, Truly, So, Completely, Totally, Positively, Perfectly
They add “bulk” to your writing and keep you from using a more precise, descriptive word.