5 Easy Ways to Start Your Magazine Article
Sometimes the simple act of getting started is the hard part. If you find the "perfect" lede, perhaps the information will flow from there! It's worth a try! Here are 5 ways to start your magazine article.
An Inspiring Quote
Since many of my articles are profiles, the inspiring quote is one of my favorites. You may be fortunate enough to interview a subject who can distill a feeling, position or process into one amazing quote. If so, lead with it!
This may be a little overdone, but sometimes you must establish the "why" of an article in terms of numbers. Why is this article important? Because the subject is relevant to xxxx number of people? Because xx million people have this disease? You get the point. One of the best spots to find those pesky statistics is the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Census data.