The Powerful Writer (WRBCc-14)
We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar.
Are you looking for fresh techniques to bring power to your writing? Break free of predictable writing — and writing habits — in this daylong workshop with our lineup of award-winning writers and editors.
You can attend this unique writing event two ways: Onsite at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., or online through Poynter’s NewsU. Either way, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with other participants. You’ll also have unlimited access to the video replays of each session. Sign up now.
What You’ll Learn:
Generating Story Ideas that Sell. Predictable stories come from predictable ideas. Break free with these fresh approaches to finding, framing and pitching your ideas. With Alexandra Zayas, a general assignment reporter at the Tampa Bay Times and winner of the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting.
Finding the Heart of the Story. Do you know what your story really is about? Explore strategies that produce compelling, sharply focused stories with strong underlying themes. With Tom Huang, Sunday and enterprise editor at The Dallas Morning News and adjunct faculty member of The Poynter Institute.
Creating Cinematic Writing. You can apply camera techniques such as establishing shots and zooms to make your writing jump off the page—or the screen. Learn how to use visual techniques such as distance, detail and pacing to create vivid scenes and stories. With Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Capturing Characters. Gather the details you need to write vivid profile stories that get to the heart of your characters—and your audience. With Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Writing is Rewriting. In a first-draft culture, learn how you can polish your prose and make your writing shine. With Roy Peter Clark, writing instructor since 1979, vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute.
We encourage you to ask your questions in the pre-Broadcast survey once you enroll. Those questions will help us build a more successful training event.
Can’t attend the live Broadcast? We’ll have an archived replay available soon after the live session. Your registration will give you access to the replay plus our bonus resources.
Who Will Benefit:
Dallas Morning News Sunday and Enterprise Editor, Poynter Editing Fellow
Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty
Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times