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","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799416,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985332","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799417,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985336","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Angles are everything This is a rule for writing just as much as photography, and it coincides with advanced research. If you have enough research prior to the main event you are covering, you can clearly form the angle you want to seek once you are on the scene. This way, you can better prepare your questions for your interviews.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799418,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985340","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799419,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985343","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Do not procrastinate: Some people work well under pressure, however pressure is established once the deadline is announced. Do not waste time once you have fled the scene, report while the story and facts are fresh on your mind. If you are in the mode to research and question, you are the in mode to write.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799423,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985347","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799425,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985350","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Be aware of your senses: Tune into your senses and assess the atmosphere and people of your story. What physical communication is taking place? What emotions can you hear in the person’s voice you are interviewing? What common themes can you visibly see in your surroundings? Sensory detail enhances the setting.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799437,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985462","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Create checklists: Categorize what you need to accomplish while you are on the job. If you need five sources, research your options and schedule them for interviews. Checklists can be used in every aspect of the job and they help to promote organization as a writer.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799442,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985479","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Be best friends with your editor: Correspond with your editor about your article, ask them for specific wants in your story and know that it is there job to help oversee your work. Don’t view your article as a sole project with no help, know that editors are here to advice you as a reporter, and they can help keep you on track.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":799450,"object_id":"cmckenzie21364985531","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Write in action: Take your account of an event from a live perspective. 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