Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I added "Opinion" to the headline, which should care of the issue of interpreting "justice."
Hey Kevin, here is the Sac Tech Week link to the full event description: http://www.sactechweek.com/event/27/lean-startups-radical-new-ways-build-your-business-faster-and-launch-your-idea-stronger
Hey Bonnnie, send me an email with link to the event and a photo at goseedo [at] sacramentopress.com
Right you are, M Smith! Info on contribution found here: www.sacramentopress.com/tag/communitycontribution
I second that, Bruce. Natalie, what's a girl have to do to get you to write an op-ed?
Thanks Julie! I'll make the edit.
So? How was Shenanigans? I've been waiting for this update all weekend.
Hey George, I sent you an email to the address you have listed on your profile. If that address is no longer accurate, please update. Thanks!
Eighth from the top ;)
Oak Park Neighborhood Association
Hey Doug, could you send the info to goseedo [at] sacramentopress.com? I will make sure that Patricia gets it as well. Thanks!
If anyone needs to learn some alternative coping mechanisms, it's criminals. Plus, no tax dollars are going to it. I think that works for me.
Hey Craig, thanks for the feedback! If you have further thoughts about other workshops you'd like to see, please send me an email. Our goal is to host workshops that are useful to our contributors to help everyone continue improving on their work. We could definitely set up a sort of peer-review meetup!
Thanks to everyone for coming out to our opinion-writing workshop. It was nice to put certain faces to names, see a few familiar ones, and share some laughs over the trials and tribulations of the written word.
If you haven't signed up for our workshop email list and would like to, just send an email to allison [at] sacramentopress.com and I can add you on.
Tips on opinion writing courtesy of "Bites" writer Cosmo Garvin
1.) Recognize the truth in the other side of the argument
Don't just share your opinion of the other side. Find sources, make calls, send emails and really acknowledge what the other side is saying.
2.) Be original
Tell your readers something no one else is saying. Share YOUR story, and your view.
3.) Ask unanswered questions
Particularly if you are responding to another piece of writing, find the holes and shine a light on them
Try to answer these questions. If you can't, at least acknowledge them.
4.) Don't talk down to your readers, but acknowledge your audience.
If someone is reading your article, there is a chance they might know just as much, if not more, than you do. Don't dumb it down. That being said, make sure to provide the necessary background information to keep your article accessible to a general audience
Good one-liners to write by:
- On creating polished work: Write, then edit 10% out.
- On battling writers' block: Keep typing until it turns into writing.
- On supporting your opinion: You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts.
- On engaging with your audience: Sometimes I preach to the choir, but mostly I try to poke the choir in the eye.
- On finding sources: Make calls, ask questions – in social situations, just interrogate people.
Can't wait until next time!
Hey lmw, Flywheel is a relatively recent addition – February, I believe, but don't quote me.
Awesome, thanks for the verification!
I've removed the statement for now. It looks like there is a chance they won second place overall and for People's Choice. Waiting to confirm.
Fiction Gun definitely won first place, but I believe Nicolas' Garden won People's Choice. I'll look into it though.
Or you can scan the code near each piece with your phone, and watch the videos as you do the tour. So cool!
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