The Sports Writing Handbook

The Sports Writing Handbook

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Completely revised and updated in a second edition, this volume represents the only book ever written that analyzes sports writing and presents it as qexceptionalq writing. Other books discuss sports writers as qbeat reportersq in one area of journalism, whereas this book shows aspiring sports writers a myriad of techniques to make their writing stand out. It takes the reader through the entire process of sports writing: observation, interviewing techniques, and various structures of articles; types of qleads;q transitions within an article; types of endings; use of statistics; do's and don'ts of sports writing; and many other style and technique points. This text provides over 100 examples of leads drawn from newspapers and magazines throughout the country, and also offers up-to-date examples of sports jargon from virtually every major and minor sport played in the U.S.Car and Driver tested the new Dodge Neon and reported the test in the April 1994 issue, in an article under a headline ... inner ear and should, additionally, reinforce the character of the speaker that has been established throughout the article.

Title:The Sports Writing Handbook
Author:Thomas Fensch
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-05


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