Quite often, I see major Yahoo stories quoting random bloggers as news and opinion sources. But what really stands out, though, is the lack of headline editing.
This headline was on my Yahoo home page today:
VATICAN ISSUES SEX ABUSE GUIDELINES
OMG, the headline says the opposite of what was done. As written, the headline implies that the church issued guidelines for conducting sex abuse rather than for investigating it.
A good copy editor would never let a headline like that slip into a newspaper or website.
Other Posts on Other Blogs
On Almanac, my post "Sailor Town" looks at a liberty port I saw when I was in the navy and have now used as a setting in my novel Garden of Heaven. The town made an impression on me and on my protagonist as well.
In my Myth Rider blog, I admit in "Low Mileage, High Speed Books," that there are some kinds of novels out there that I zoom through at flank speed. Case in point: "The Eight," Katherine Neville.
Do you know any children or teens who appreciate nature and enjoying writing about it in prose an poetry? If so, take a look at this writing opportunity on Writer's Notebook in Call for Submissions for 'Wild Child Anthology'
Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of "Garden of Heaven," "The Sun Singer" and "Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire."