Finding Your Writing Voice: A Fun But Never-Ending Journey

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Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern Time Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Finding Your Writing Voice: A Fun But Never-Ending Journey
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Voice is essential in making your writing distinctive and memorable. And like, a spoken voice, it can change with the moment and the mood.

In this webinar, we will tackle some of the essential techniques that turn your prose into distinctive storytelling. Learn how to trust your instincts and trust your passion as a writer. We will explore new skills to improve your voice and inspire your writing.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to embrace a routine.
  • How to hone your storytelling cues.
  • Ways to try different forms.
  • How to be conversation and talk it up/out.
Who Should Take this Course:

Journalists and writers who want to hone their voice, as well as anyone who wants to improve their writing.

Course Instructor:

Ernest Hooper

Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times. Hooper joined the Times in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the Times as an emcee, judge or keynote speaker at hundreds of nonprofit events and civic functions. Hooper added the role of East Hillsborough Bureau chief in 2012. He oversees news content for the Times' regional edition east of Tampa, the SouthShore & Brandon Times, and writes two columns a week.

Technical Requirements:

Windows
1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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