I still have some thinking to do about my broader goals for the new year, but here’s a collection of writing-related things I’d like to start (and stop) doing in 2014.
1. No more stale phrases. No more headlines with the exact same inverted, counterfeit-New York Times structure. Find a new way to say it.
2. Stop bogging down anecdotal leads with too much who, what, when, where and why. Become comfortable with saying it later and letting them wonder for a graf or two.
3. Enter more situations that make me uncomfortable, for the purpose of writing about them.
4. Write less emails, make more phone calls, knock on many more doors. Continue reading