Story Building: Narrative Techniques for News and Feature Writers

Story Building: Narrative Techniques for News and Feature Writers

by Ndaeyo Uko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761838287

ISBN-13: 9780761838289

Pub. Date: 06/07/2007

Publisher: Hamilton Books

Story Building demystifies the narrative style of writing by playfully undoing the knots of journalistic storytelling. It provides personalized guidance and practical advice on how to muster the passion and skills to gather compelling details needed to tell an engaging journalistic story on deadline. To write like a pro, you must think and report like a pro. In

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Overview

Story Building demystifies the narrative style of writing by playfully undoing the knots of journalistic storytelling. It provides personalized guidance and practical advice on how to muster the passion and skills to gather compelling details needed to tell an engaging journalistic story on deadline. To write like a pro, you must think and report like a pro. In this book, accomplished journalists—from the smallest newspapers to the New York Times—take readers on their beats and, with a friendly voice, explain their actions and their choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761838289
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
06/07/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword by Mark Kramer Part 2 Preface Part 3 How the Book Is Organized Chapter 4 No News Is Hard News Chapter 5 Manic Curiosity: Gathering Information for the Narrative Story Chapter 6 Finding the Shoehorn: Aggressive Observation Chapter 7 Interviewing for narrative: Why Interview when you can Chat? Chapter 8 Staying on Top of the Interview: Practical Tips Chapter 9 The Abuse and Use of Descriptive Detail Chapter 10 Language and Style Chapter 11 Stealing from the Novelist's Bag of Tricks Chapter 12 Laying Out the Facts: How to Tell the Narrative Story Chapter 13 Leading to the End Chapter 14 Greed and Grit: Guided Tour of a Storyteller's Mind Chapter 15 Persuasive Storytelling: Not a Matter of Opinion Chapter 16 Between Typing and Writing: The Narrative Art of Reviewing Art Chapter 17 A Story about Getting Hired Chapter 18 Freelancing: Narrative for Hire

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