Style and structure

Reflections on writing

Why do writers stop writing?
In this New Yorker article, author Joan
Acocella muses on the history, theory and nature of writer’s block.

Not dead yet
This column by New York Times writer and correspondent
Anthony DePalma explores the ambivalent embrace of objectivity in
today’s newsrooms.

In The
Worst Murder of All
, David Staples reflects on
writing and researching a story about Canada’s infanticide law.

The Neiman Foundation for Narrative Journalism at Harvard University posts essays on the writing craft.  

Nuts and bolts for writers

The OWL at
, Purdue University’s online writing lab (or OWL), while not
specifically for journalists, offers tutorials in everything from
grammar to overcoming writer’s block.

The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin  – especially “The Writer’s Handbook” –
provides clear instructions in the basics of writing. bills itself as “the most comprehensive
reference publisher on the web,” and that is no exaggeration. Writers
use it to find just the right quotation or to check (in the English
Usage archive) the correct deployment of a word or phrase.

Resources on the Net
users to English and American online literary sources about everything
from classical and biblical literature to hypertext.