Tag Archives: writing sports leads

Sports leads should offer context, introduce storylines

Like a talented leadoff hitter, leads set the table for a game story or preview. They put the story in play in a reader’s mind, meaning, to continue the metaphor, that the writer might eventually score by compelling people to read on. Too many leads … Continue reading

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Correcting mistakes made by inexperienced sports writing students

Students interested in writing journalistically – sports or otherwise – invariably take similar approaches and make comparable mistakes. Language tends to be the biggest challenge for many students, whether that means a reliance on clichés and jargon, an inability to write precisely or concisely, or … Continue reading

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