Monthly Archives: January 2015

Writing well for the web: a basic guide

Writing well is about as tricky as being a good puppeteer. And writing well for the web can be even more challenging, because you’re also thinking about the “wow” factor as much as you are about grammar and clear writing. Video, audio, infographics,  great images, catchy headlines, SEO words and phrases. These days, all of that responsibility often lies squarely in the hands of the newsroom web writer.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when composing news for the web: Read the rest of this entry


Roy Peter Clark’s 50 Podcasts on Writing Tips

Clark book coverRoy Peter Clark has taught writing at the Poynter Institute since 1979. He has published numerous books on writing, the most recent being “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Writers”.  He’s also created 50 podcasts on his essential strategies. All free, all between 1 and 4 minutes, all on iTunes. Click on the image below to jump to the podcasts: Read the rest of this entry