posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 03:34 PM
I'm no expert on ATSNN I only have 20 or so 'published' submissions, but I just wanted to give out some advice.
Lately I've noticed many submissions are 'thin'.
Lets start with the Introduction paragraph
This is in my opinion the most important part of your submission. When people go to
it is your introduction that they see. The introduction should be a single paragraph that explains what
the story is. One sentence introductions are not enough to explain a news story, and it looks bad on ATSNN. Remember the introduction is just the
facts, not your opinion
original news source:
all of the original news source. Then select 3 paragraphs that clearly tell everyone what the story is all about. Anything less
than 3 paragraphs will not be enough information to the reader. In choosing the 3 paragraphs plan it out so it complements your great introduction.
Your comments, opinions and/or analysis:
One sentence comments will not do. When we do this it make it look like we are only interested in getting points and not the news story itself. Try to
fill this area up and go for the full 3 paragraphs. What do you have to offer to the reader regarding the story?
Supporting News Links
This part is so simple there is no need to leave it empty. Just go to google news. You will find several different links to your story. Toss in a link
that is related to your own comments. Fill 'er up!
Supporting Links to ATS Threads
Fill this field as well. Be a good Samaritan to your fellow members on ATS. Give them a link on your story when it is relevant. If there is an
existing ATS thread on the same story be sure to link it.
Nobody like to feel like they are being copied to make more points.
I hope this helps people out on submitting news to ATSNN. Good luck and do your best, it is not only ATS members reading these things.