Saturday, November 18, 2006
Well, not so fast.
Trying to do a puzzle is just one alternative approach that Tennant takes to her narrative writing. She’s a writer on The Virginian-Pilot’s Sunday Spotlight narrative team.
Don’t be afraid to write something new and strange.
Using “she said” or “he explained” too much? Try alternative attribution.
When covering a popular event, look for what the other media is going to miss.
Use your strongest material.
Always amuse yourself.
Folks here comfortably sit on the floor at the well-attended programs, giving the conference a warm lounge-like feel. I’ve got notes coming my way, so if readers want more tips from Tennant, I’ll be happy to pass them along.
However, there’s a two hour break now and I have a cheeseburger somewhere with my name it. I’ll be at a session called Making Your Story Sing with Phoebe Claggett and Dick Weiss beginning at 8 p.m. continue...