I’d say the first axiom of writing should be know your audience. He does and shapes his story accordingly.
That said, Rojo, can I get that $100 for a story for next week? My credentials: MFA in Creative Writing; 31:00 10k; 10 years as message board rat.
quote]edumacation rulez wrote:
The opening paragraph.
"I’m revisiting the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships. This was a big year for many reasons — Texas Tech’s Sally Kipyego established herself as the GOAT of NCAA women’s cross country, Galen Rupp won his long-awaited first NCAA title in a thrilling duel with Sam Chelanga, and a historically loaded Oregon squad won the men’s team title."
First no one cares that he's "revisiting." He tells the audience his premise - race was "thrilling", Oregon was "historically loaded." The first axiom in expository journalism is show don't tell. He telling us what to think of the race.[/quote]