Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #7: Desperation calls the consultant

February 18, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Story Craft

Forget the chocolates. Tell a story instead

February 14, 2019

A Valentine's Day sampler of non-cliche love stories

Story Craft

More on nut grafs: A sweet addendum

February 12, 2019

Nuts need not be tough or bitter, but should match stories in size and tone

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #6: Sitting pretty at the top

February 11, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Digital Storytelling

For the love of analog in a digital world

February 6, 2019

Small businesses in a small town join the retro revolution to paper and pen

Notable Narratives

A prescient voice speaks for the Earth

February 5, 2019

Seventy years after "A Sand County Almanac," Aldo Leopold's message grows in relevance

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #5: Pity the poor publisher

February 2, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Story Craft

A nutcracker suite

February 1, 2019

Primas of storywork on how they interpret the dance of the nut graf

Story Craft

A nut graf by any other name might taste sweeter ~ and be more digestible

January 31, 2019

A defense of the summary nut as it is used in variations by Ken Burns, the Beatles and Shakespeare

Story Craft

Nut grafs: Overused, misused — or merely misunderstood?

January 29, 2019

When a summary nut beeps like the back-up horn on a truck or blinds like a searchlight, it can ruin the magic of a narrative

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #4: Don’t shoot the photographer

January 28, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction