You landed a plum assignment! Fantastic! Now it’s time to research and write it. Essay writing is comparatively easy when pretty much the only source you’re relying on is you. But with a reported story, it’s the experts you quote and the research you cite that will make your story compelling and credible. That’s what I’m going to focus on here. I’m going to talk about reporting health stories because that’s the kind of articles I wrote for many years, but the basic principles apply to any kind of reported article you’re working on. What makes a good expert? I’ll … Read More
Prior to co-creating Science of Parenthood, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel worked for more than 25 years in media as a senior staff editor and full-time freelance writer. She was a contributing writer for American Baby and More magazines, and her articles and essays have been published in a variety of print and online publications, including Marie Claire, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Fitness, Parents, Ladies Home Journal, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, Shape, Health, Readers Digest, Forbes FYI, Parenting.com, iVillage and Dr. Oz’s Good Life. Got a question about magazine writing for Norine? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her on Facebook.