Making It Work, Part 1

How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!

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May 6, 2009 / Write Away

Three of the biggest problems I’ve experienced on this epic journey involved finding the way – developing a theme, new sections, and new story ideas. So, like Ishmael, “whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet (that Melville was a cheery guy); whenever it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off-then, I account it high time” to find my way to a theme, a new section, and new story ideas as soon as I can.

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