Creative Writing

9 Apr

The Athletic’s New York baseball beat writers are sharing a roundtable highlighting what they like about their work. Today, Marc Carig has a wonderful tidbit about what beat writers learn–before the game.

There’s a cafeteria in every ballpark that serves mostly media. An hour before gametime is when a lot of the writers congregate. I have learned so much about this craft in that dinner hour. Been there and heard great writers talk about storytelling, great reporters talk about relationship building. I have thought of too many stories to count in those settings. It reminds me that there’s as many ways to do this job well as there are types of people. There is no one way. Just your way.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply