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hello can i ask just one question that once when all the information has been collected and a reporter is now starting to work on a article exactly how long would it take for him/her to complete the article please answer  thanks  dillon


This depends solely on the writer and their level of experience. I've written articles in less than 20 minutes for deadline stories. Other stories would have to be filed by the next day or the next issue's deadline. For scheduled features, it really depends on the paper. Many newspapers, at least when I was employed, kept a repository of stories that they could pull from or schedule. As a result, deadlines were fairly flexible. There's no one answer here. I hope this helps.


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I can answer questions on the basics of news writing and magazine writing including varying differences between hard news, soft news and feature writing. In addition, I can assist with developing effective leads and answer questions relating to attribution.


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By profession, I have more than 18 years experience in writing and publishing. I have won writing awards from the Georgia Press Association, the Associated Press, the Georgia Association of Educators, and currently freelance. Some of my most recent writing experiences include Esdras' Scroll, Kingdom Vibes Magazine, Charisma Magazine, the former Rejoice Atlanta News, and The Christian Answer Newspaper. I have published six book - The Scribal Anointing, The Scribal Companion, Spiritually Critiquing, Scribal Purpose, and Thank God for Salvation. In addition, other books are in the works. In addition, I am the founder of Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International, and teach around the nation on this very subject. Our website is We have an online mentoring group that's really strong on Yahoo! Groups, and recently launched a new blogcast entitled, Writing As Ministry. It is currently in development, and has not officially launched. The website is

Currently, I am a member of a two Christian writing groups.

The Scribal Anointing Online Esdras' Scroll: A Prophetic Poetry & Creative Writing Magazine The Christian Answer Newspaper Charisma Magazine Rejoice Atlanta News Faith Writers The Whistle The Dublin Courier Herald The Henry County Record The Ledger Newspaper (Multiple Other Publications)

I am a college graduate, and earned a BA in Communications with a focus on News Writing and Reporting. I am currently working on a Masters in Public Administration. I've worked as a Communications Director and writer for multiple religious, educational, and governmental organizations over the past 18 years. My experience is extensive.

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