The Powerful Writer: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package

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Title:
The Powerful Writer: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package
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$99.95
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Purchase this Training Package for $99.95, or purchase any of the five individual replays for $29.95 each.

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Are you looking for fresh techniques to bring power to your writing? Break free of predictable writing — and writing habits — with our lineup of award-winning writers and editors.

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. Alexandra Zayas, an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times and winner of the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, will guide out of your tried-and-tired ideas.

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. Tom Huang, Sunday and enterprise editor at The Dallas Morning News and adjunct faculty member of The Poynter Institute, will help you find your story's focus.

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. Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism, will direct this session.

Capturing Characters. Gather the details you need to write vivid profile stories that get to the heart of your characters—and your audience. Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Knight Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism, will help you animate and enliven your subjects.

Writing is Rewriting. In a first-draft culture, learn how you can polish your prose and make your writing shine. Roy Peter Clark, writing instructor since 1979, vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, will help you break down your work and then polish it up.

These presentations are part of a daylong workshop broadcast from The Poynter Institute on June 14, 2014.

You can buy all five in this series for $99.95 here or individual seminar snapshots for $29.95 each.