Featuring some of the most famous columnists in the business, this guide reveals the secrets to becoming a syndicated newspaper columnist, through both the author's own experiences and anecdotes from the respected writers who excel in their craft. From finding topics, to digging up information, and ultimately writing a column that makes people think, laugh, or cry, all the wisdom necessary to write opinion, humor, and insight columns is clearly presented in this in-depth manual.
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About the Author
SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING is a syndicated columnist with GateHouse News Service, whose twice-a-month Spiritual Life columns are featured in The Patriot Ledger (Mass.) She was voted Best Columnist by the readership of The Milton Times (Mass.) for her humor columns.
Suzette’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Boston Globe and Editor and Publisher, and has been featured on Boston’s National Public Radio station. She is a past president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
What People are Saying About This
First Place in the Educational/Informational Book category for the 2008 Royal Palm Literary Awards, sponsored by the Florida Writers Association
"In today's complicated world, the art of storytelling is more important than ever. Suzette persuaded America's top columnists to show how they do their jobs. I wrote my first newspaper column more than 30 years ago, but I learned so much from reading this book." —Dave Lieber, columnist, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Tackles the logistics of columns with the enthusiasm of a neophyte and the expertise of a veteran. From developing your voice to getting ideas to writing tight, Standring addresses everything a future columnist needs to now about what is the most exhilarating—and demanding—job in the news business." —Tracey O'Shaughnessy, columnist, Republican-American
"I never thought anyone could write a book that would really teach someone else how to be a newspaper columnist. Boy, was I wrong. Suzette Martinez Standring has pulled it off—and with flair." —Bill Tammeus, The Kansas City Star