PREM PANICKER: Nine steps to editorial nirvana

Shashi Tharoor, among others, have called him India’s finest cricket writer. Millions have followed his acid wit and lucid prose across continents. Now, in a sans serif exclusive, Prem Panicker, editor, rediff.com, shares the secret of his writing skills.

“Simple—define your story. Examine the brief, question it, walk around it and see it from different directions, different points of view. Take pencil and paper and list down all the possibilities you spot. Then figure out how you want to do the story. And only after you have that mental clarity, that map of where you are going with this, do you even begin work.”

Click on the PREM PANICKER page on the top-left of the screen for the full text.

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