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?.
The Art of Story Development
Some tricks of the trade to make your stories sing.
Vibrant, Strong Verbs
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.