Feature Writing 101: A Workshop by Writer’s Block Philippines, Now on its Second Run!
People with strong writing skills get paid more. Now isn’t that a good reason to sign up for FEATURE WRITING 101?
People with strong writing skills get paid more.
That’s not according to us – although we certainly believe so – but according to writing website Grammarly who surveyed the work and personal profiles and saw that there is a “strong correlation” between writing skills and pay.
That’s great news for aspiring writers who dream of a career as a creative entrepreneur or those who work in the field of communications. It’s also another reason to sign up for Feature Writing 101, one of the bestselling workshops of Writer’s Block Philippines, “Feature Writing 101”, which is now on its second run for the year. The event will happen on October 11 (Saturday), 1pm-6pm in Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.
Writer’s Block Philippines founders Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez, who have been doing workshops since 2010, and have been freelancing even longer than that, will facilitate the event. “It has always been our goal to help aspiring writers find their writing voice and uncover their writing style. There will be lectures on the different kinds of feature stories and we’ll be sharing tips on how to put oomph into your story,” shared Santos, an independent journalist and foreign correspondent who is also the 2014 Persephone Miel fellow by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
“Aside from divulging our own writing techniques and rituals, we’ll have a writing exercise that will be followed by a critique portion where we will give constructive criticism about their written works,” disclosed Sarthou-Lainez who is also a Contributing Editor in Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air.
The workshop is especially ideal for aspiring freelance writers who want to write for a living, business communicators and even those who look at writing as a hobby but want to polish their writing skills.
No professional writing experience required; just an open mind and a story idea. Oh, and you have to be 18 and above to attend.
Registration is now open and there are only limited slots available! For inquiries and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0917.397.9927.
This event is made possible by Fully Booked, ClicktheCity.com, WheninManila.com, and Dong-A.