Hello there! I pride myself in my writing as many of you do as well. I know this is more of a creative writing forum and that I'm probably trespassing the lines of "Okay, you can stay" and "OMG NEWS WRITING?! GET THE HELL OUT!" Whatever the case, I still want to ask for your opinions, tips, and even just comments. I personally like writing articles with small fiction-like excerpts in the beginning and end, to give the reader more of a personal insight to someone's thought process. Writing in the news or a story that has a deep and important message to readers is how I write. I always ask myself after I write, "What did this teach me?" or "How can this be used to learn from?" in reference to the readers. I keep an open mind as well. Personally, I am not a judgmental person, and I like to reflect that in my writing. Okay, now I'm rambling. I guess I just wanted to get this out there. Oh and Hi! This is my first post, so I'd love to meet some fellow writers on the site! Ciao!