The Writing Process: Improve Your Writing Task in Five Steps
A Poynter NewsU Writing Workshop and Broadcast
Has your writing become formulaic and predictable? Let award-winning writers, editors and coaches from The Poynter Institute help you rediscover the power of your craft—one step at a time.
The day-long event will help you generate better story ideas, collect stronger details, find your focus, build clear content structure and revise your writing. No matter what you write, we’ll help you hone your voice and elevate your storytelling.
Join us in-person at The Poynter Institute or online through Poynter’s NewsU for this day-long writing event. Wherever you decide to participate, you’ll have on-demand access to replays of this workshop.
The Event Schedule
Idea: Seeing the Stories All Around You with Alexandra Zayas, general assignment reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Learn proven techniques to help recognize and refine your best story ideas.
Collect: Hunt and Gather Details with Tom French, teacher and facilitator at The Poynter Institute and at Indiana University’s journalism school. Learn how to report and research the kinds of human detail and vivid scenes that will make your writing come alive.
Focus: Finding the Heart of the Story Tom Huang, Sunday & Enterprise editor at The Dallas Morning News and adjunct faculty member of The Poynter Institute. Learn essential writing techniques to produce compelling, sharply focused stories with strong underlying themes.
Order: Planning and Drafting Your Story with Roy Peter Clark, writing instructor since 1979, vice-president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute. Learn how to draft your story using a quick plan, outlining its most important parts.
Revise: Mastering the Craft of Revision with Chip Scanlan, reporting, writing and editing faculty affiliate at The Poynter Institute. Learn revision techniques that will help you identify problems in your stories and make the changes, big and small, that make your writing stand out.
$199.95, without on-site lunch
$209.90, includes on-site lunch
For more information and to register, click here.
Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty
Dallas Morning News Sunday and Enterprise Editor, Diversity Fellow
Affiliate, Reporting, Writing and Editing
General Assignment Reporter, Tampa Bay Times