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FEATURE WRITING
Running days 3

JUN
28

Feature Writing

From Tuesday 06 June 2017 - 08:45
To Thursday 08 June 2017 - 16:00
Location : IAJ Offices, Richmond Forum, 18 Cedar Avenue, RIchmond
Who to Contact : Gugu Ndaba ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Maki Mathe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Area of Concern: All Platforms

A fresh approach to planning & visualising your story.

In a nutshell: You know how to find a good story and write it in a way that captures and commands the readers' attention; but do you know how to write a story that really stands out as the feature attraction in your publication? A story that really tells a story, with all the drama, action, pace and shading of a motion picture? A story with rhythm, pace, and flair, that lingers in the memory like a song?

The course features:
• A fresh approaches to planning and visualising your story, using the language of movies and the discipline of songwriting as inspiration
• Useful tools and techniques for getting the most out of your interviews, and turning them into the threads of a compelling narrative
• Tips and advice on Story Architecture, the art of structure and storytelling, including writing outruns that are as compelling as your intros
• Pointers and guidance on ways to take your readers on a journey, keeping them guessing, leading them between the lines, and leaving them wanting to go back to the beginning and start all over again
• Advice on colouring your story with character, action, and dialogue, and exploring the effects of shifts in tense, tone, and pace
• Hints and how-tos on using all your senses to "get inside" a story, and writing it in a way that appeals to all the senses

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