Tuesday, April 28, 2015


First Person or As-told-to - A first-person article is a true story you write about your own experiences. It is often called a “Guideposts story” because that magazine is known for this type of personal experience piece. An as-told-to story is one you write based on some else’s personal experience (as told to you, but written as if they were telling it). This is similar to ghost-writing, but you share in the byline. Watch the newspaper for potential story ideas and develop good interviewing skills. Example of First Person story: Your experiences working with the homeless in New York City. Example of As-Told-To Story: You writing the story of your friend working with the homeless in New York City.

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