Journalism = novel? Sometimes.

The problem with starting out your writing career as a newspaper journalist is that you tend to want to keep your writing tight. Think Hemingway. But this leaves readers often with a feeling of being on a diet or wanting more context. I’m not sure Hemingway was necessarily a good writer, but a powerful one.

At any rate, journalists are usually very aware of how our texts looks. That is to say, when readers pick up a paper, look at a story and see one long paragraph, that story will not likely be read. Journalists learn early on to break up their ‘graphs in varying sizes. Novelists need to do that as well.

This blog has two ‘graphs of nearly precisely the same word count. Not eye catching at all. See what I mean.?

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