Requiem for a Waffle House

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A story by an Indiana University student contains lessons that established writers would do well to remember, Kristen Hare writes for Poynter. Jessica Contrera saw a sign in a Waffle House announcing its imminent closure, and turned it into a story about the lives of some of its longtime customers, its owner, and the community around it: “Those little details that some people would just call color?” Contrera said. “Those are what make people connect with it.”