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#Tip: Pointers on science writing

March 20th, 2013Posted by in Top tips for journalists
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Image by Horia Varlan on Flickr. Some rights reserved

A post published on the Guardian today has some advice on science writing, and why it is important to “grab them with your first sentence”.

Roger Highfield, and author and former editor of New Scientist and former science editor of the Daily Telegraph, shares his tips.

He has some great advice on writing the opening line:

Make sure that it hooks your intended victim from the very first word. Don’t forget that it has to mark the start of a linear, logical narrative that cuts a clear path through what is often a very tangled and complex reality. You need to have figured out the best angle before you write that first line and, as a result, it is the hardest line you’re going to write.

The full post is at this link.

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