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Writing a story, article or blog

This website has many examples of stories and blogs about creative spaces, their artists and staff. Read more about how to write a story, article or blog 

When you’re writing for the website, we recommend you limit the length of your story: for example, no more than 500 to 600 words for a news story or media release; no more than 700 to 800 words for a profile or article; and no more than 600 to 700 words for a blog.

Remember to use key words (e.g. name of creative space, art or artists) in the heading and in the first paragraph to help improve your stories’ search engine optimisation and help people find your story on Google.

The first paragraph of your story is important. In most cases, particularly for a news story, it needs to include who, what, when and where. Remember than some people will only read the first couple of paragraphs. “Why” is also an important question to answer: e.g. Why are you doing this?

Use meaningful quotes from a key person or people.

Why not ask one of your trustees, staff members or artists if they would like to write a blog about their involvement with your creative space and the benefits it offers. Give them a clear brief about the story and word count.



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