I’m bringing the word of a first-timer to czarjustice.com. It was my oversight, because Patrick Hruby’s work is surely worthy of being showcased. Now, I don’t actually share one of his stories, though I could have. Instead, I’m sharing Hruby’s thoughts on interviewing, which is an important talent to for a sportswriter to have.
Sportswriters don’t write in a vacuum. They write to be read, and considering the competition that exists for their prose, they need to write well. Steve Buttry — we’ve turned to his sage advice before — offers suggestions on how to write with the reader in mind. His advice is worth heeding.
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Few magazines give readers as much great writing as Texas Monthly, and when you run across articles like this, you can understand why the magazine gets such high praise. In this piece, Michael Hall points a touching story of Johnny Romano, a 10-year-old skateboarder with a tragic but compelling story.
No sportswriter in America can survive and thrive without a good editor at his or her side. No one knew this better than the late Don Murray, a Pulitzer Prize winner and respected writing coach. Murray offers some insight to writers on how to make that relationship with an editor work well.
Angelo Dundee died earlier this year. Boxing has been the worse for it. Those of us who still like the “sweet science” know that Dundee’s death ends an era that was filled with great fighters, and Dundee trained many of them. He was a complex man, and Robert Lipsyte’s commentary in The New York Times speaks to what the man meant to a generation of fight fans.
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