Samples of newspaper columns (by Francie)

(Please click on each image to read.)

Column-writing shows you how powerful everyday ideas can be. Well-written columns reach out to readers, share common experiences, and make an emotional or intellectual connection. Whether print or digital, the skill of column-writing must have the same goal as any content: to engage an audience and leave a lasting impression.

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Little red boots

God bless the peacemakers

Grade 8 kids and house parties

An old friend

takes her leave

The sweet miracle

of Moranda

Happiness is a flat tire