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Replay: The Secret of Longform Features with Omar Mouallem
Missed our spring session on long-form feature writing? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
This session with Omar Mouallem exposes the craft of longform narrative journalism in the style of The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Esquire. Journalism does not have to conform to the so-called “inverted pyramid” of facts. This webinar explains how to craft a riveting true story with nothing but the facts and an arsenal of interview questions. You’ll learn to apply traditional story principles to your subjects, such as tension and release and characterization, in order to create gripping stories that go beyond the headlines. All it takes is time and an ear for detail.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: link and password to access recorded spring session; digital notes from the author; a tip-sheet to guide you through future projects.
Date: May 29/20
Instructor: Omar Mouallem
Length: 1hr 59 min.
Attachment: Long-form feature writing tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: In addition to founding Pandemic University School of Writing, Omar Mouallem is a journalist, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, and story consultant for TV. He’s written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The Ringer, edited numerous magazines, and co-directed the CBC documentary Digging in the Dirt. His forthcoming book, Praying to the West, is a travel memoir about mosques in the Americas.