Class Resource: Generating Original & Compelling Story Ideas In A World Of Crap Content

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Class Resource: Generating Original & Compelling Story Ideas In A World Of Crap Content

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For people with learning styles and budgets that make watching the full recorded sessions of this class less than ideal, I offer the 30-page course resource document which is loaded with exercises and best practices for devising story ideas, pitch formulae and best practices for developing pitches that make it easy for editors to say "Yes," and a large collection of best-in-class examples of both real pitches and links to stories that exemplify original and compelling thinking and approaches to storytelling. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING ORIGINAL STORY IDEAS

Make Stories Come To You

Arts & Culture Resources

Op-eds & Commentary Resources + Hooks & Angles For Identity/Experience Essays

To Publish Better Stories, Read Better (And More) Stories

Take Inventory Of Your Identities, Experiences, & Expertise

PITCHING ORIGINAL STORIES

Pitch Formula

Best Practices Before Sending Every Pitch

Show Rather Than Tell

Finding Editors + Finding Out What They Want

ARTS & CULTURE WRITING

Culture Essays On A Theme

Personal Essays On Culture

Culture Essays Bridging Two Unexpected Topics Or Genres

Anniversary/Retrospective/Rehabilitation Culture Stories

OPINIONS & COMMENTARY WRITING

Experience-Based Opinions & Commentary

Reactions to Other Stories or Popular Topics

Reported Opinions & Commentary

IDENTITY/EXPERIENCE-BASED ESSAYS

Personal Essays In Conversation With A Cultural Moment

Transformative Human Experiences

Humorous Personal Stories Well-Told

REVIEW OF MAIN TAKEAWAYS

 

 

 

 

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