What makes a good story?

In my effort to write stories rather than just articles, I have taken to watching movies – the best movies, my favorites – to study what makes a good story.  I haven’t yet deliberately taken notes, but I think I should start doing that.  I rent movies on amazon.com, and most recently re-watched 127 Hours.  I just finished re-watching Man […]

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Why do I talk so much?

I interviewed six people yesterday – such a long day!  In the morning I met with the LDS missionaries I’m writing about and I recorded that interview.  Then I went to Sugar Land and interviewed the Houston South LDS mission president and recorded that interview.  Came home and interviewed a source for the “family Toastmasters” article, but since that was […]

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Home…run?

The new issue of Islamic Horizons magazine is out.  My article on Houston Muslims is on page 38.  I’m happy it’s published but I’m having perhaps even more anxiety than I did while I was writing it; I’m sure I will hear from more than a few people that I should have included this or mentioned that…why didn’t you write […]

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