Yesterday I published "2015 Chinese New Year in Toronto, the Year of the Sheep" in my DeHaan Services blog, barely in time for the Lunar New Year on Feb. 19.

However, I did learn something new in the process of writing about Chinese New Year 2015... more accurately, while updating my article.
"Chinese Lion Dance for Chinese New Year 2009" image by Maureen Didde under CC license

One Writing Tip from Writing an Article Twice

I learned my new writing tip because I was not satisfied with the original article. There were not enough events to make it worthwhile for my readers.

When I poked, rather desperately, at one of the resource sites that I use for some of my articles about events in Toronto, I found that they actually carried more information. And it was better organized in one section, for my purposes, than the sections I'd been using beforehand.

My writing tip for you is to look at your familiar source materials with fresh eyes, at least from time to time. Give yourself an unrealistically tight deadline, or just refuse to do things the way you've always done them.

You might not find a gem that way; but you surely won't find anything new unless you look in new places or in new ways.

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