Blogathon!

This post originally appeared on the Oregon News Incubator blog. If you’ve been looking for a way to jump-start your blog, or a challenge that will force you to confront and overcome writer’s block, I invite you to try Michelle Rafter’s 2011 Blogathon. Rafter began her annual Blogathon event several years ago as a means […]

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Q&A with ONI?s Bill Lascher about Spot.us

This Q&A originally appeared on the Oregon News Incubator blog. Bill Lascher is a founding member of ONI and was the group’s very first “fearless leader.” He currently has a pitch up on Spot.us in an effort to attract sponsorship for a story on seismic risks to nuclear stations here in the Pacific Northwest. He […]

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thanking your sources

[from my Thoughtful Thursdays series on the Oregon News Incubator blog . . . ] Your mother — or your teacher — may have taught you how to write a formal thank you note. Begin with a greeting, give thanks for the specific gift or act of generosity in the first paragraph, use the second […]

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Q&A about freelancing

[from my weekly Thoughtful Thursdays series on the Oregon News Incubator blog . . .] As a follow-up on the “sharing what we know” post, here’s an email Q&A I did recently with a Portland area student who is curious about journalism and chose this profession as the focus for a school project. He contacted […]

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what?s your rhythm?

This post originally appeared on the Oregon News Incubator blog. About two years ago, I wrote a short piece for The Writer about the most productive times of day for different authors, editors and journalists. The stereotypical writer works into the wee hours of the morning, typing away in the dark as the rest of […]

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what’s your rhythm?

[from my Thoughtful Thursdays series on the Oregon News Incubator blog] About two years ago, I wrote a short piece for The Writer about the most productive times of day for different authors, editors and journalists. The stereotypical writer works into the wee hours of the morning, typing away in the dark as the rest […]

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sharing what we know

[From my Thoughtful Thursdays series on the Oregon News Incubator blog…] I’ve always been impressed by how often my fellow freelance writers are willing to share what they know — the name (and email address) of the right editor to approach at a particular publication, social media marketing tips and strategies, advice on how to […]

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