Writing Sports Stories That Sell: How to Make Money from by Jeremy G. Butler

By Jeremy G. Butler

A step by step, useful consultant on the right way to input the sphere of activities writing. It indicates the reader the right way to touch the correct humans within the correct approach, and the way to supply saleable tales. suggestion from activities editors and writers presents perception into the workings of the activities media.

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Your friends will probably kill for the kind of gossip about transfer news and players' personal lives you will be privileged to and they will be envious when they see your name in print. Of course, they will argue about your view of the match and ask if you were at the same game, but as a professional watcher of sport your views will suddenly become valued and your opinions championed like never before. < previous page page_13 next page > < previous page page_14 next page > Page 14 Do You Have What it Takes?

It consists of: 15 units of self-assessed work a video on interviewing techniques eight audio tapes. < previous page page_18 next page > < previous page page_19 next page > Page 19 Writing for the Periodical Press This course is aimed at people interested in writing for magazines found on the shelves of WHSmith and provides a base for writers planning a full-time career in magazine journalism. The work is spread over 10 modules and takes three to six months to complete. It covers: writing news and features sub-editing layout media law.

Think about how depressing it can be hoping your eighth phone call of the day to a third division football manager for a check on a player's fitness will get through to save you from the potential disaster of failing to fulfil an order. This is what it's really all about. It is hard work, full of pitfalls and disappointments and a long way from the Des Lynam job you may expect to be holding down in two years' time. But when everything goes right and you've filed a great slab of copy on time and got an incisive interview from the player you are after, then it is the best job in the world.

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