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Paragraph Structure

​Structure your stories with short paragraphs that are organized with facts and quotes in order of relevance.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Opt for short paragraphs of one to three sentences.
  • Elaborate on those points made in your lede with narrative elements that tell a story.
  • Choose a specific angle and have substance.
  • Your content should be tightly written and lively, with no unnecessary words.
  • Material should be fresh and original, with no clichés or jargon.
  • Think of an “inverted pyramid,” where the most important items in the story appear first.

Last updated 3/30/2022 3:23 AM