Week 11 (27/10): Fiction vs Non-Fiction

Graffiti poetry. Image by cornishpasty licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

BY DEB BAUER

Creative writing exercise: write a news story as a spoken poem

Last week we put into practise the three-act structure, a storytelling strategy, and an established method of mapping stories.

This week we will examine Fiction vs Nonfiction. What’s the Difference?

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Week 10 (20/10): Story Structure

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BY DEB BAUER

Last week we reviewed a variety of excellent techniques to help us get those creative juices flowing in order to generate story ideas. RECAP – Brainstorming a Feature Story

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Week 9 (13/10): Brainstorming a feature story

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BY DEB BAUER

One of the toughest things for a new writer is generating story ideas. Often they do not know what to write about and brainstorming a new story idea can be quite overwhelming.

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Week 8 (22/9): Writing humour and satire

satirical illustration: resetting donald trump
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BY DEB BAUER

When asked what’s important in their lives, most people often credit humour. Humour makes people feel good. Humour also improves your audience’s level of engagement.

Perhaps you believe you can’t write comedy? Think again. Chances are you too own a sense of humour. Today, we will be employing some techniques to cultivate your sense of humour as a writer.

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Quotes and punctuation

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Protesting the murder of George Floyd. Photo: Ted Eytan/CC/Flickr

BY DEB BAUER

Last week we practised our news writing skills. Each story we write ultimately improves our technique. There are many theories to master in the art of writing. Your job is to practice, practise, practice.

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