When I learned of all the differences between journalistic writing and any other kind of writing I was ever taught ever, I became pretty terrified. I was afraid I would be defensive about my work and become frustrated about all the small details that had to be altered. When it came down to researching, interviewing and writing the article, I assumed it would be much more difficult.
I learned in this issue of The Scribe is that I can do it. Because it was a smaller piece, it was not as difficult as I originally anticipated it to be. Getting rid of many of the writing rules that had been drilled into my mind was unexpectedly liberating and getting interviews, doing research, and finding a story was fun.