AUSGEBUCHT: From News To Narrative: Improve your Writing SkillsKursnummer: 211624
Today’s journalists need to know more than how to report. They need to know how to craft rich, compelling stories that engage readers and challenge them to think deeply about their communities, their culture and their world. Practice the art and craft of journalistic storytelling at this 4-day writing workshop where we will take one of your „reports“ and, step by step, transform it into a STORY.
We will work with one of your published or in-progress informational stories, explore the art of journalistic storytelling, find a narrative approach for your story that will engage the reader, brainstorm the additional reporting necessary to craft the story, explore organization and structure, and work on a draft.
Monday: The power of narrative. Why learning the craft of journalistic storytelling is more important now than ever before. Discussion of participants’ informational stories. Brainstorming the small story “hidden” within the informational report.
Tuesday: What is needed to write that story? Exploration of nontraditional reporting methods. The importance of characters. Source v character. Quote v conversation. Thinking cinematically.
Wednesday: Report on progress of participants’ new story-based reporting. Finding scenes that illuminate the story. Re-creation of scenes not directly experienced. Endings! Work on structure and arc.
Thursday: Share/ discuss/ critique draft (or outline) of work.
Trainer: Lauren Kessler (laurenkessler.com) is an American journalist and the award-winning author of 8 books. She has written about everything from 21st century teen girl culture to the life lived by those with Alzheimer’s to a World War II spy. Her books have been Washington Post and Los Angles Times bestsellers and she has twice appeared on the David Letterman Show. She has written for the New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times magazine, O (Oprah) magazine and The Nation among others. A national speaker and workshop leader, she founded and directs a graduate journalism program at the University of Oregon.