Writing with Voice and Structure with Lane DeGregory

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Writing with Voice and Structure with Lane DeGregory
Time Estimate:
1 hour

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Sometimes the hardest part of the process is the step between reporting and writing.

In this webinar, we will talk about finding the right tone for a story, and how different types of stories require different tenors. We will discuss different viewpoints to consider. And you will learn paths to finding your own writer’s voice, and adjusting it to fit the subject.

Learn techniques for organizing your notes, to outline – or not -- and make everything easier to access once you start typing.

We also will discuss how to come up with themes and alternate story structures, and how those two elements sometimes are intertwined.

Writing with Voice and Structure

What Will I Learn:
  • How to determine a story’s tone
  • Ways of finding your writer’s voice
  • How to organize your notes and outline
  • How to think about themes and different structures for stories
Who Should Take this Course:
  • Writers
  • Reporters
  • Anyone looking for ways to improve their storytelling
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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1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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