Writers: get to the point and shorten those sentences When it comes to writing ledes, using anecdotes is a tried and true method. Just don’t overdo it like this writer for a hospital employee publication did. By Ragan StaffDec. 14, 2007 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.