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1 Jane Harrigan, former editor of the Concord (NH) Monitor, tells a story about a writer friend of hers: One day as I was climbing the stairs to her apartment, she yelled down a warning: “Watch out! ” Inside, her writing room looked just like mine, piles of paper covering every horizontal surface. Then something on the windowsill caught my eye. It was an index card with a single sentence written on it. Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes, Third Edition. David E. Sumner and Holly G.
Musical performers or nationally known speakers may be visiting your area. You may find them more accessible to an interview than you expect. Visiting performers and speakers may have “down time” before and after their engagements. To obtain an interview, contact the sponsoring group for contact information on people you wish to interview. One advantage to old-fashioned bulletin boards is that they contain “grassroots” information. Accessible to anyone and everyone with their posters and flyers, bulletin boards may lead you to scoops and news tips before they get published anywhere.
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