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Writing ruts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by -Scoop-, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. -Scoop-

    -Scoop- Member

    The last few stories I've written (3 or 4) have all contained minor errors of some kind...nothing factual, purely grammatical. They're all frustrating, since I know better, and they're all baseball gamers that have come at deadline.

    It's been a consistent rut to where it's wearing on me and I feel I may be thinking too much or overanalyzing now. The gamers are generally 18-20 inches and also include a small notebook at the end. But it's like an annoying mosquito that keeps sucking away, and I'm not sure how to deal with it completely and smartly. I've been in the biz for almost 3 years now, and it's the first time I've been through this. Not the first time I've made errors, of course, but the first time it's been in a consecutive string of stories that have made me both anxious and stressing over the next one.

    Any suggestions on what might help to at least aid the concern?

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Get over it.
  3. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Keep going at it. You'll hop out of the slump.

    I think that's what spnited meant.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I think what will help you is transcribing these two interviews for me, total of 45 minutes, one with a guy from England and one with a guy from New Zealand.

    You're welcome.
  5. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    I hope you watch Flight of the Conchords.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I have before. I liked what I saw.
  7. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    It's a good show. The struggle with their accents makes me laugh.

    As for the topic on hand, like I said... Just keep chugging along.
  8. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Gee, my Aussie brother-in-law just headed home Monday after attending my brother's wedding. He probably could have helped (a little) with the Kiwi.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you should start charing people for that type of advice.
  10. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    When's the last time you took a vacation? Just curious ...
  11. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    How much should he char? :D
  12. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Yeah, dude, it happens. Not a big deal. The errors will be caught, and like anyone else out there on the field, you'll break out of the slump.

    Don't worry about it.
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