If you have ever wondered how difficult it could possibly be to string enough words together to fill the space between the adverts in your favourite newspaper or magazine, then CityVarsity’s short course in Feature Writing should be next on your list of things to do.
The course covers the requirements and techniques for composing feature articles for almost any subject, from 'how to' features to blogging. The course is presented by Karen Jayes, an experienced journalist and subeditor for several major publications.
The course is presented with a heavy emphasis on writing, with students expected to write from the first lesson. Karen present clearly and engages her audience with first hand experience of how to write for the media.
The course starts with tricks for generating good stories. In the second lesson looks at interviewing skills. This is followed by a practical lesson on writing profile stories of prominent people, and the ever popular how to features. Karen will then teach you how to capture your travels for the enjoyment of others, and the methods for critiquing your favourite restaurant. The course concludes with a look at writing for web 2.0.
The course is offered part-time, twice a week for 6 weeks, and is offered several times a year. Parking is available onsite, and notes are included in the course fee.