Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s first workshop at CHIC Chester [pictured above].
There was some great debate about the use of interviews (see links below) and thought-provoking examples of the issues we face in our writing.
And there was homework to ponder before our next session in June.
So here’s the brief:
Please interview each other with a view to writing a 150-180 word intro (2-3 short paragraphs) to a profile-style feature (similar to the Kabul cab driver).
Think about colour, description and the use of direct speech. Try to find an angle on the story and bring out the human interest.
Deadline: Friday, May 29, 5pm. Please post your work as comments below this post for feedback from the group.
And to help you reflect on interview skills, check out these links to further reading:
I look forward to reading your homework over the next weeks and welcoming some of you back for sessions in June and / or July.
If you have comments about last night’s session, please post then below. Thanks.