How do you as a columnist approach the craft of writing? Do you try to get people to think, maybe from a different point of view? Are you the antagonist who writes to let people disagree? Do you try to present useful information in a humorous way? Do you try to tell about something uplifting to brighten the reader’s day?
What is a good column? What is the best column you have ever written?
Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune columnist, discusses these and other questions about column-writing with his columnist friends. “Columnists critique themselves” and “The art, and angst, of writing columns”