Tag: writing

Bonus Workshops


The Crisis Publishing Initiative ends at after the celebratory banquet on Wednesday night. You’ll probably stay overnight in Sopron on Wednesday anyway. Why not take advantage of one of the bonus workshops on Thursday to polish your professional skills as a writer or photographer? The minimal $35 tuition cost for each day-long workshop includes coffee…

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Writing Short


By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial Conversations among writers, editors and publishers about the state of publishing often turn to the short attention span of readers. While I understand the concern and realize that complex topics take more than 140 characters to develop, there are benefits to short, focused content. Writing short forces the writer…

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Crisis Publishing Initiative


Information also available at www.crisispublishing.com. Join Christian journalists, editors, publishers, and bloggers from around the world as we gather to discuss how best to meet the challenges of a world increasingly impacted by crises of all kinds, from terrorism to war to natural disasters. In the midst of crisis, half-truths and wild rumors abound, sowing…

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Conducting Effective Interviews


Interviews can be a source of anxiety for the interview subject as well as the interviewer. How do you create an environment to help your subject relax, open up, and share a message to your readers? Learn how to prepare for the interview, conduct yourself during the interview, and how to find the lead and…

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Write Effective Conclusions


Well done! You’ve carefully organized and constructed an article from the introduction to the final point. But now it’s time to wrap up your masterpiece. No matter how tempting it is to introduce a new idea, the conclusion is a paragraph that allows the reader to read in peace, without unanswered questions or ideas that…

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Bonus One-Day Workshops to be Offered Following the Crisis Publishing Initiative


Two one-day workshops to be offered in Sopron, Hungary, Oct. 19, will allow on participants to polish their professional skills as a writer or photographer. The workshops are a convenient add-on for participants in the Crisis Publishing Initiative, but are also open to registrants who do not attend the conference. The Crisis Publishing Initiative is…

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“Doc” Hensley Publishes Tenth Writing Textbook


The newly-released “Finding Success with Your Dream Writing Projects” is Taylor University professor Dennis E. “Doc” Hensley’s tenth writing textbook. A member of the Board of Directors of Magazine Training International, Dr. Hensley is chair of Taylor’s newly formed Department of Professional Writing and a prolific writer. “During my 20 years at Taylor the world…

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Do you need help with Article Planning?

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In order to help an editorial team come up with article ideas, many editors use an article planning worksheet. It is a great tool to use during team planning meetings. Get started with this article planning worksheet. Adapt the questions to the kind of articles you are looking for, and give this sheet to your…

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Print to Digital: Thinking Differently About the Same Story


How do you craft a voice that will be heard by your peers? It’s not easy. When readers are busy, sometimes bored, and cynical about most media, it can be challenging to write an article that will hold their attention. Discover how to tailor your writing for print and for digital in a way that…

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Does this article fit my magazine?


Your magazine is a friend to your readers. They like its personality, they know its moods and what to expect. Would you like a friend who looked and acted differently every time you saw her? While readers appreciate freshness, the content inside needs to be consistent with the message and fit your ministry’s purpose. Articles…

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