Picture"Groundhog Not Afraid of his Shadow" image by Barbara L. Hanson
My recent DeHaan Services article, "A More Crowded 2014 Groundhog Day in Canada", reported that a mysterious new woodchuck plans to take her place in predicting weather on Feb. 2, 2014.

(Updated Jan. 31, 2015): I returned to this topic on Jan. 30, 2015.
"Prepare for Groundhog Day 2015 in Canada and in the USA" covers the same wonderful cast of characters. But will they be more, or less, accurate with another year of preparation? Time will tell!

(Updated): I did learn more about Dundas Donna in Feb. 2014, and updated that article. In the meantime, it does point to a number of Canadian and American groundhogs who already have established themselves as weather predictors.

One Newsworthy Writing Tip for Groundhog Day 2014

I'd written about Groundhog Day previously, and had made a list of the sites to re-visit for 2014.

However, an evening newscast mentioned that Dundas Donna would make her debut this weekend. That launched my new article in time for Groundhog Day 2014: Feb. 2nd.
My quick research then provided the specific angle: she's not just new, she is still shy about her appearance, her experience in weather prediction, and in booking appearances.

Today's newsworthy writing tip is to pay attention to news items. You cannot write about everything that popular media serves; but pay attention for issues that fit your niche. Dundas Donna, the latest weather-predicting woodchuck, should be an ideal celebrity guest at the type of event that I write about in DeHaan Services. Just keep alert for news about your interests, and find a way to write about those items.

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