Where Do Good Story Ideas Come From?

Course Overview

Title:
Where Do Good Story Ideas Come From?
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
September 07, 2017
Time Estimate:
1 hour

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Stories are everywhere. Learn to tap into your curiosity and be open to the ideas no one ever told you about. Pulitzer Prize-winner Lane DeGregory will walk you through the process of finding and telling powerful stories.

As a feature writer for the last 20 years, Lane has mastered the skill of mining stories from the world around her.

Because she never covered a specific beat, Lane didn’t have the luxury of developing relationships in a specific area, so she learned how to open pathways to create a steady stream of ideas.

In this one-hour webinar, Lane will give you story tips you won’t get from your editor.

What Will I Learn:
  • The elements of a good feature story
  • Interviewing and pitching ideas to your subjects
  • Where to look for stories that need to be told
Who Should Take this Course:
  • Freelance writers
  • Reporters and storytellers
  • Anyone looking for a story to tell
Course Instructor:

Lane DeGregory

Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times feature writer who prefers writing about people in the shadows. She went to work with a 100-year-old man who still swept out a seafood warehouse, hung out beneath a bridge with a colony of sex offenders and followed a feral child who was adopted.

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Windows
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1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
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Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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