Picture"Map of Todmorden Mills, Toronto" image by Mike DeHaan
My recent DeHaan Services article, "Six Civic Museums for 2014 Family Day in Toronto", answers the question of what to do with this mid-February holiday. It continues my blog's series of annual frugal events in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

One Family-Friendly Writing Tip

What's more "family-friendly" than saving time? That's today's writing tip. Save some time writing your next article by re-using existing artwork, illustrations or images.

Today I re-used two images for my DeHaan Services article. The map is one that I'd created for a previous article about an event at Todmorden Mills. (It's hard to describe the location with mere words).

The other image in that article is a great photograph taken at Fort York in Toronto.

The map is just plain useful for my readers; and the photograph has great aesthetic value. Besides, the Todmorden Mills section of the article is nearly at the end. By then, readers will have despaired of seeing any illustrations whatsoever.

Don't re-use images so often that your readers think they've read the article already. That's especially important if you cover the same topic with a new slant. But if you haven't used the image in a year or so, it's safe to re-use that picture.

Thanks for reading my article about celebrating 2014 Family Day.

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