Week 13 (9/11): Diving in – Starting to write your story

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The lead.

‘It’s no good standing there at the beginning of an article flexing your muscles. Just do the old handspring right away.’

                      – ‘Cassandra’, Daily Mirror

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Week 9 (14/10): The three act structure

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BY MARK GATELY, PHIL MOORE, AND CAZ ADAMS

The Three-Act structure is a model used in narrative fiction that divides a story into three parts (or acts), often called the Setup, the Confrontation, and the Resolution.

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#7: Good news!

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write and record a positive news bulletin for TAFE Radio.
It should be no more than 2 min long, and include at least 3 different good news stories.

 

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure about Soundcloud?

    1. Set up a free account.
    2. Upload your track.
    3. Then embed it on WordPress.

Not sure about how to write a radio news bulletin?

Our friends at SYN have a great guide here.

Want more info? Here’s the BBC Guide, and the Radio Bulletin chapter from The News Manual.

#9: Dear me

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write a letter to your younger self.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

For this challenge – just start writing.

When you’re finished writing, edit.

If you’re stuck, choose a particular age for your younger self.
Think of one thing you wish you’d known at that age.

It can be silly or serious, superficial or profound – it’s all good!