Thursday, June 9, 2011

Writing a juvenile headline

WHEN I HEARD about Anthony Weiner sending photos of himself to a woman via Twitter, I knew lewd, crude and juvenile headlines were about to assail us.

If you're a fan of juvenile headlines, you might check out's political headlines section.

I've written a few thousand headlines over the last three decades, and I would have been careful with Weiner headlines. Obviously, other headline writers aren't so careful, and, hey, perhaps their bosses prefer loud, showy and low-humor headlines.

I kinda liked the headline Congressman Wants Weiner Probe.

WRITERS' GUIDELINES: If you want to write for magazines (or book publishers), check out the writers' guidelines on my Freelance Writers and Editors group on Yahoo!

CHECK IT OUT: You might look at Funds for Writers, which specializes in grants for writers.


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