Explore the benefits of article writing
ARTICLE WRITING – What makes a good article?
Finding what you want to write an article about? Exploring informative writing styles that are entertaining too. Learning how to work to guidelines, word counts and deadlines. What is your angle? We will have a chance to write a short article individually and as a group.
After completing this workshop you should be able to:
Compare and contrast different article styles within lifestyle, information heavy subjects, political commentary, travel, personal interest and review based article writing
Develop your critical writing abilities by reading articles on a regular basis across a range of genres
Turn your passions into an article
Know where and how to find inspiration for your articles
Understand how to structure an article, the use of formal and informal tone and the balance between information and entertainment.
Summarise different research techniques including interview, questionnaire and recordings.
Understand how to write an article to a brief, word count and style guidelines
Gain confidence in your own article writing
Explore different options for sharing your articles online and offline in blog, vlog or traditional formats
About the workshop series
Our ESF Get Creative! Cultivate Programme workshops are open to everybody – no dress code, no qualifications. We strongly believe everybody is creative, everybody ‘writes’. Writing is what you think, say, see, touch, feel and do – you just need to choose how to express it. These workshops will be fun, engaging and accessible – valuing everyday creativity.
The focus will be on exploring ways to express yourself and find your voice, where your creativity is also part of your wellbeing. There will be opportunities to explore poetry, journaling, haiku, scriptwriting, blogging/vlogging, oral and written storytelling, novel writing and biography.