Saving Money On The Road

After spending all of my money on things like mortgages and bills for about twenty years, I finally decided that it was time to take a trip to enjoy my life. I began researching different parts of the world that would interest me and my family, and I settled on a European vacation fit for a king. We stayed in all of the best hotels and focused on eating out and enjoying our time away from home, and by the time we got back, we felt great about the progress we had made. I wanted to make a blog all about saving money on the road, so you can travel more and worry less.

Build Your Sportswriting Portfolio with This Type of Work at Your Local Newspaper

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If you dream of working as a sportswriter, the logical place to start is with your hometown newspaper. If you're a high school student, you might get an opportunity to work at the publication as a co-operative education student; if you're in college, working as a summer intern might be attainable. You want to use this time to build your writing portfolio so that it helps you either get into your desired college journalism program or a permanent sportswriter position. You want to demonstrate a high degree of versatility, which means covering a number of different sports. Your writing should also be versatile—make sure that you regularly write these types of articles.

Game Recaps

Where covering sports is concerned, recapping games is one of the most common types of writing that sportswriters do. It's important to be able to attend a sporting event, and then write a story that describes the game for those who weren't in attendance, as well as those who were. To write a skillful game recap, you want to make the game come to life, and that involves more than just recapping the box store. Vivid descriptions of key plays, interviews with coaches and players, and a solid recounting of the impact of the win or loss in a particular team's season are all earmarks of a good sports game recap.


You should also try your hand at some profile work. Such articles are enjoyable to write and can demonstrate your skill with both reporting and writing. In many cases, profiles are longer than average sports stories, and you may work on a profile piece on and off for several weeks. A profile shouldn't just include quotes from the subject. If you're writing about a local high school athlete, for example, quotes from his or her teammates, coach, parents, and teachers will all help the profile piece come to life.


Feature writing can show your aptitude as a sports news writer. Features are lengthy and may be serialized, appearing in the newspaper in multiple installments over a series of editions. As with other types of writing, features should include plenty of interviews and context, but may also involve more descriptive prose. In the sports realm, there are all sorts of worthwhile feature topics to consider. For example, you could follow the lives of three local high school star athletes as they balance their athletic and academic lives during their senior years.


21 February 2018