I can appreciate Knight’s approach to lede building. There are plenty of examples and points made to steer the reader in the right direction. Perhaps an infographic would have helped since so many are accustomed to the reverse pyramid method. Overall, chapter three was somewhat helpful and certainly dog-eared in my book for future reference.
Filak’s Basics of Writing chapter is formatted a bit easier for the visual reader. It is complete with color marking and short succinct lede examples that are easy to follow. I also appreciate the commentary from Janelle Cogan and her “digestible bites” explanation.