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How to turn your vomit into a series of suckerpunches! Hitting home with your writing.

How to turn your vomit into a series of suckerpunches! Hitting home with your writing.

Vanguard Online June 24, 2015 3

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  Its quite common to start off life as a music reviewer, writing articles, which take the reader through a chronological account of your experiences. So for example you tell them about what happened

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What makes for good music journalism?

What makes for good music journalism?

Vanguard Online May 3, 2015 0

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Good music journalism should be Be entertaining. Take an angle on the material that is a little bit unexpected or unique. Be brief and therefore concise. Show an insight into why the music is good or

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Making Gig Reviews Sticky

Making Gig Reviews Sticky

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 0

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  So, a reader is casting his lazy eye over the panoply of reviews we have on offer for VO, ignores most but takes a sudden interest in one. For some reason he’s stuck

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Why bury the gobsmacking one liner?

Why bury the gobsmacking one liner?

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 3

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When you read a music review its often the case that you read through, and its not always the most exciting thing to read, but then ploughing your way through you suddenly come across

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Do we need a date in the title of our articles?

Do we need a date in the title of our articles?

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 0

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Probably not. Why not? I think that the purpose of the title should be to hook people into the article. I don’t think a date is ever going to do that. Dates, words like,

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What people don’t care about when they read a music review!

What people don’t care about when they read a music review!

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 0

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They don’t care much for the date of the gig. They don’t really care about what songs were sung. They don’t want a chronological account of everything that happened. Facts are generally boring and

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The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 0

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  Most is not all of us write because we get some joy out of the process of crafting a written piece.   Writing allows us to express ourselves in a way which talking

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The Art of Writing and getting better at it

The Art of Writing and getting better at it

Vanguard Online May 2, 2015 0

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I’m going to introduce a section to Vanguard Online at the bottom of the magazine on writing.   From now on I’ll be publishing a monthly review of the writing we have, in the

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