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Writing and You

As a high school student many years ago, I went a forum about journalism and still remember its inspiring impact. So of course, I said yes when asked to speak with several classes at Hicksville High School for Career Day, a BOCES program. Newsday sanctioned my recent visit. In each of four different classes, I handed out this one-pager about "Writing and You". I was delighted to see how many wanted to be journalists and writers. Here's my talking points. Writing and You by Thomas Maier author, TV producer and Newsday special writer. Personal Writing: How to Express Yourself? Walk Before Running. – Master the Basics: SVO – (Subject, “active” Verb, Object). – Simple Sentences, Complex Sentences and Transitions – Look up Writing Books for Style, Ideas. – “On Writing Well” William Zinsser – Keep a Personal Journal. – Social Media, Blog, School Websites. Personal Reading: What Do You Have to Say? – Read daily papers and websites.-- Newsda

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