10 easy steps to a better story

Story ideas come from a number of places, including your own curiosity. An effective way to develop an idea into a story is to ask yourself questions. But the key is to ask these questions at the start of story planning, not after the story has been written. Here’s a checklist of 10 questions to get […]

9 words clarify ‘frozen meat’ detail

Much has been written and shared about the massive search for two prisoners who boldly escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, almost three weeks ago. Details have included: How the two men made their exit Who at the prison helped — by providing tools How the tools were handed over — in frozen meat Anyone […]

April 5: Permission or forgiveness?

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 5 The popular adage, “Ask forgiveness, not permission,” has its merits when used properly. But has this become a way of life […]