Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Post 3553 - Tuesday Night

Past 9:30.

I have finished going through the audio files recorded two weeks ago, have typed them up, printed them off, and marked the most interesting aspects of the conversation, so I can now start writing the next true crime article in Frank.

The hardest part of these articles to write is the opening paragraph, even the opening sentence. I want that sentence to be something that if someone is skimming the article in the grocery store, or has a copy of it at home and is trying to decide whether to read the article at all, decides in the end to read it on the basis of that opening line or two. It is the approach I use to my leisure reading. If the author can't hook me from the opening why should I stick around to the bitter end?

After a half dozen false starts, I think I found one that works. I may throw it out tomorrow, revise it, or build on it. Not sure, yet. Will let you know.

Our work week is half over. We are taking Friday off to do a super secret excursion. Will tell you about it in a few days.

Toastmasters is tomorrow night, too. Those meetings sneak up on you.

I think I will turn in. Need to get up early, and lots to do tomorrow.

See you then.


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