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Born to Blog by Beth Kaplan: reading about writing

Born to Blog by Beth Kaplan: reading about writing | Really Great Stories | Scoop.it

First, and most importantly, thanks to Chris Cameron for pointing out that Peter Piper picked a PECK of pickled peppers, not a pint. Once, children, a "peck" was a meaningful measurement. In England, they still use stones for weight; one stone = 14 pounds. Crazy folk.

Spent hours today reading on the computer - which I spend so much time doing, it's a miracle I ever read on paper any more, but I do that too. "Creative Non-fiction" is a mag that comes out of the U.S. both on-line and on paper, founded and edited by Lee Gutkind who has been called the father of creative non-fiction, or at least the founder of the name.

Read a quote from writer Tim Bascomb that hit me where it hurts, relating it to my 74,000 word book, which I think is too long but don't know how to cut:

While a fiction writer may need to invent from scratch, adding and adding, the essayist usually needs to do the opposite, deleting and deleting. As a result, nonfiction creativity is best demonstrated by what has been left out. The essay is a figure locked in a too-large-lump of personal experience, and the good essayist chisels away all unnecessary material.


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The ‘Snow Fall’ effect and dissecting the multimedia longform narrative | MultimediaShooter

The ‘Snow Fall’ effect and dissecting the multimedia longform narrative | MultimediaShooter | Really Great Stories | Scoop.it

By Jeremy Rue

“It’s become a verb in our newsroom,” a New York Times graphics producer tells me. “People are now saying, ‘can we snowfall this story?’”

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek has become a watershed in multimedia journalism. The story by John Branch recently won a Pulitzer prize in feature writing, and as noted by the Pulitzer website it was “a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements."

 

As a journalism educator, I’m constantly collecting links to examples of stories that attempt innovate and redefine the narrative form online. For years, story structures online have mostly been a repurposing of legacy formats — TV, radio and print. While we are starting to see the journalism industry leverage digital media in very powerful ways, more often it’s a complementary component to a more traditional story structure. For example, you might see an interactive graphic or map or audio slideshow off to the side of a text story.

 

Then came Snow Fall.

 

It was posted on the front page of the NYTimes.com website in late 2012. The day it published, I received a dozen e-mails from faculty members, students and non-journalism colleagues with messages akin to ‘Hey, did you see this?’..." 


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Test Taking Strategies - Resources for Writers - Library Guides at Western Washington University

Test Taking Strategies - Resources for Writers - Library Guides at Western Washington University | Really Great Stories | Scoop.it

These pages feature writing strategies to help you when you're stuck on getting started, drafting, revising, and proofreading; as well as information on grammar, punctuation, and documentation.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:43 PM

Helping you to get 'unstuck'.