Let’s be honest. What’s more fun to write: an eight-paragraph news story about the German Club’s field trip, or 600 words that flow from your soul? Four-hundred words about this year’s homecoming theme, or your take on Tarantino’s latest movie? Don’t just write. Express yourself and have fun.
Editorials are the lifeblood of any publication. Reviews take you into the world of culture and sports. Columns let you put your personality into the story. The thing is, opinion writing is hard. As one high school journalism judge once wrote, “If there’s one thing high school journalists are consistently bad at, it’s persuasive writing.”
Here’s your chance to stand out, to find your voice and return to your publication next fall as the writer everyone is talking about.
Students can expect writing completed during the workshops to be published online via the Iowa Journalism website as well as on social media outlets.
Click here for a look at what last year’s Personal Writing students produced.
|Workshop||Until 6.1.17||6.2.17 and later|