Late last fall, I announced I’ll be teaching at the 35th Annual Southeastern Writers Association conference (yay!). Believe it or not, that is at the end of this month. (Where does the time go, I ask you??)
Right now, I am putting the finishing touches on my workshop, “The Well-Prepared Freelancer: Journalistic Writing and Its Benefits for Writing of Any Kind,” but I need your help. (Pretty please?)
When I originally designed the course and pitched it to SWA, I intended it to be a four-class workshop, in which I’d teach the basics of journalistic writing and then show how to apply those skills to not only news stories but to other types of writing (i.e., query letters, manuscripts, short stories, etc.).*
However, with all the great presenters who are going to be in attendance at SWA this year, they were only able to fit me in for one class. So, while I still intend to do this, I am somewhat limited on how much I can cover.
My question to you, Dear Blogosphere, is: What should every writer know about journalistic writing?
What questions do you have?
What do you think is important to know about it?
Furthermore, if you were attending a course like this, what would you expect to take away?
(Okay, that was technically four questions—but it’s a writing conference, not a math conference!)
I would greatly appreciate any thoughts you might have on this subject, as I whittle down my syllabus.
Thanks in advance, pals! *mwah* (That was a kiss, not the beginning of my evil laugh!)**
*Click here to see my previous post on this, where I go more in depth in terms of my my purpose and rationale for the class.
**No, I don’t know what’s with my colored text today.