Once you've gathered the facts and organized them, the lead and the story
will follow naturally. As you write, remember to use active, powerful
verbs. Don't write fire burned the building, when in fact fire gutted the
Write clean, concise and correct copy. Use dramatic quotes. Find
statistics that will help tell your story and put an event, such as a
fire, into a broader context. Help the reader understand how this fire
fits into the bigger picture.
Tell a story that the people of Freeport will want to hear and need to know.
Check your facts. But make your deadline.
When you are ready to file your story select the name of your instructor from
the list below.