The Cornell University Small Farms Program has made available an online Toolkit for Small Farm Writers and Bloggers.
In mid-April they held a training for writers entitled “Telling Better Stories: Journalism Training for Small Farm Educators and Writers” held on the Cornell campus. They have now posted videos, worksheets and powerpoint presentations from the event online. These great resources teach you how to hone your writing skills, take better photographs, start podcasting, and adapt your articles for different audiences. You’ll find these free resources posted next to descriptions from the workshop here.
The workshops provide how-to advice on learning how to gather facts to make stories informative and interesting, using photos to tell a good story, how to show and tell to make a compelling story, podcasting, using interviews, quotes and written dialogue, adapting your stories for various audiences, and writing for today’s readers of online scanners.