We still have a couple of places available on this week’s news writer course. Places are funded for members in Scotland and cost £40 for members out with.
The course will teach, in 120 minutes, all the skills required to write an accomplished and engaging news story. It will cover:
- The intro, in detail
- Efficient language – and the other sort.
- Vocabulary – journalese v plain English.
- Structure – of sentence, paragraph and story.
- Sitting a story on the page.
- Quote handling.
- Dealing with background.
- Picking the line.
- Building a long read.
- Headlines – the good, the bad, and the unwitting comedy gems
Anyone wishing to book a place should let me know.