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News writing — building an article from scraps

Article by Nazvi Careem

A trained news writer needs only scraps of information to write a solid 400-word plus article. In fact, they could probably knock that article out in less than 30 minutes.

Quite often, all they need is just one item to start bashing away on their computers. You have probably noticed that many newspaper stories are focused on one particular piece of news.

It may be a single fact, a quote or an incident but it would be enough to spawn many more words. That’s the skill of news writing in its essence. Sure, journalists would love to have a bucket full of material to write from.

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