Picture"Statue of Queen Victoria" image by soosalu (Sirje S)
Canadians celebrate Victoria Day with fireworks on the May 24 long weekend.

My "Watch Fireworks in Toronto for Victoria Day 2013" now includes the few GTA (Greater Toronto Area) municipalities that also shoot off some bursts to honour the long-deceased Queen Victoria.

The next big display will be the Canada Day fireworks.

One Explosive Writing Tip

This explosive writing tip runs counter to my usual advice to focus intently in your article. Instead, broaden your scope, if that meets the needs of a larger audience without completely diluting your message.

Note that the second paragraph says "...now includes...".

Originally I planned to write only about the solitary Victoria Day fireworks display inside the city of Toronto itself. I did add the Canada's Wonderland venue just outside the municipal boundary.

Later I saw that a search engine sent me a reader based on searching for Victoria Day fireworks in Mississauga.

That's when I decided to add the note that Mississauga does not advertise any fireworks for 2013 Victoria Day.

Soon afterwards, I read an article listing a couple more venues outside Toronto for fireworks displays.

Regarding the writing tip: I diluted the effectiveness of my article, as far as Toronto residents are concerned. However, some of us might still want to visit Canada's Wonderland to watch the pyrotechnics; or we might live near enough to the other venues to make it worthwhile.

As well, it's a bit of a public service if people happen to look for fireworks in their own GTA community, and my article happens to pop out of the search engine.

While my scope broadened, it did not completely explode. I could have tried to list each and every Victoria Day fireworks display in Canada. Now, that would have been an explosive article...much more so than watch

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