When urgency should take a back seat

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Lawrence Wright of the New Yorker wrote Going Clear, a biography of L. Ron Hubbard. Michelle V. Rafter mines Wright's book for a half-dozen tips on writing longform, including the importance of going slow: "Take your time. The news business places a lot of emphasis on being first with a story. While there's definitely a market for that, there's also a market for a tale that goes into the nuances of a subject, which takes time to report, and time to tell."