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BY MARK GATELY
Fine tuning your final assessment task presents the perfect opportunity to look at the importance of self-editing.
Polishing your feature means not only ensuring that your writing is concise and effective – it is also the time for locating and eliminating spelling and/or grammatical mistakes.
“Week 14 (26/5): How the Zen of punctuation and grammar leads to self-editing nirvana”
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Not all news writing and reporting has to be serious. Journalism isn’t all political scandals, court hearings, car crashes, special investigations and budget sums.
You can be funny too. And make a serious point at the same time.
Continue reading “Week 13 (19/5): Writing Satire”
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BY CAZ ADAMS
Assessment 3: Feature Story
Research and write a Feature Story – A Human Interest Story of your choice.
Continue reading “Week 12 (12/05): Writing features”
Why Brainstorm Ideas?
The purpose of brainstorming story ideas is firstly to find an idea that you want to write about and then to develop a
concept for your story – not a fully outlined plot. Just the seed of inspiration that captures your attention wholeheartedly. Once you’ve found that seed, you can begin to develop a premise. Continue reading “Week 11 (5/5): Brainstorming ideas”
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BY MARK GATELY AND CAZ ADAMS
What’s the Difference?
Works of fiction and nonfiction can each be enthralling and valuable pieces of literature, but they are different in several important ways.
Continue reading “Week 10 (28/4): Fiction vs nonfiction”