Tell it all or don’t say a thing

In writing an article for a blog or a magazine or a newspaper or a TV script —– or for any other purpose, there are at least Six questions that must be asked and answered by what is written or else what is written isn’t worth the paper or the keyboard it is written on.

The Six necessary questions that need answering by every article written are: “Who, what, when, where, why and how?”

Take, for example this sentence: “Share information about something you are not proud of.”

How do the Six journalistic questions apply to that sentence?

You have to identify “What” it is that you are not proud of —- greasy hair, short penis, wart on your nose.

In this case you can safely leave out the “Who” because the “Who” is “You.”

The answer to the “When” might be, “All the time, some of the time or none of the time.” The choice of “When” is yours to share.

“Why” in this case might be a little more difficult: “I am not proud of the wart on my nose because it gets in the way of me drinking beer from a tall glass.”

The “How” and the “Where” should be self-explanatory — “I am not proud of the wart on my nose in any fashion (How) anywhere I go (Where.).

Happy writing!

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