Wednesday, January 20, 2010

That's what she said...

Journalism is...

After sending my first article to my editor, she sent it back with preliminary editing suggestions. "We only use 'said.'" Only use said? You mean to tell me I can't say explained, asked, or even stated? I can only use "said"?

This was a tiny little stab to my creative writing heart. But I made the changes, and yesterday the editor-in-chief rewarded me for having one of the most well-written articles in the paper this week.

Do I feel accomplished? Do I feel satisfied? I'll get back to you on that. I'm still adjusting to my limited verb allowance.

But you can read all of my articles from the Scroll here if you scroll down to the blog.


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