"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell."

From "Elements of Style" by Strunk and White

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About Marc Emral

I am not much for self publicity. I have more than 30 years of experience in newsgathering and news reporting, mostly at weekly newspapers.


I was a community journalist before that term came into vogue.


​I understand what hyper local means, and, as a weekly newspaper reader - well, bi-weekly actually - I know what needs to be covered. 


Although my experience is mostly in print, over the past few years I have posted online and I know what needs to be up - and when - for readers and viewers who want and need to be informed.

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