Become a sports writer


  1. Know the history of the sport you are writing about.
    Read past articles on sports to present current matters well. For example, to understand how good women have become in football, you have to know how bad they were decades ago.
  2. Include people, places, time, and transition.
    For example, include famous players like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when writing about football in the 2000s.
  3. Strive for freshness everywhere in your sentences.
    Choose your words with precision - ensuring that they fit into your context.
  4. Let your readers know what it feels like to perform sports.
    For example, “the goal keeper’s neck, shoulders and muscles were under intense strain after the match”.
  5. Add numbers to your writing.
    For example, “he just won his 20th game in his career”. Such facts will make your writing more credible to your readers.
  6. Link other stories to sports.
    Sports is related to other subjects such as finances - so it's ok to pitch your tent on such areas when writing about sports. For example, you can mention how much a player earned for winning a golf or tennis tournament ahead of his scores.


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