The photoshop session was the most useful and the lead writing session was the most insightful. I really used my notes when writing my coverage of Downie's session. Reading newspaper stories;how they draw you in, how they keep your attention, what works/what doesn't is the best way to learn the writing of a news story and I know that may seem common sense to most of you, but for me, it was a moment:) I tend to try to do too much in the first paragraph and yesterdays sessions on lead writing helped me with ideas to focus students as well as be a better writer of my own all around. The photoshop session is priceless. I have trouble just uploading images so that was the best thing that could have happened to me yesterday!
I am at my beloved Starbucks now getting a start on the caffeine. Today will be both a challenge and a reward, like most days, because I am a perfectionist with my writing. The thought of having editors pick it apart does bring a knot in my stomach, but I can't wait to see what they have to say! Day 3 here I come! :)
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