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We are resuming our workshop series with a presentation on one of the core aspects of human communication, one you might practice at a bar, the dinner table or over coffee – narrative storytelling.
Telling a story to a friend is one thing, but writing a nonfiction narrative is another, and Sacramento News & Review co-editor Nick Miller can help give you the tools you’ll need to pull it off with his workshop on the basic principles of feature writing and narrative storytelling.
The workshop, “Introduction to Feature Writing and Narrative Storytelling,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. While the workshop is booked to capacity, it will be live-streamed in this article and available afterward in both video and audio formats.
Miller has been knocking out cover stories at SN&R, the city's alternative weekly, and hitting deadlines going on nine years. He likes walking his dog Leroy (pictured above), biking and drinking beer. Fun fact: A local musician once threw a beer at him (he didn't drink it).
Writing a long-form, 5,000-word feature narrative may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be painful. Miller will share tips on how to make storytelling simple and fun. This presentation will focus on ways to report for, outline, structure, draft and polish long-form features. He will also go over fundamental principles of form and style as applied to feature and narrative writing.
There will be free handouts – free handouts! – and he'll also reveal the most important book a long-form writer can own. We'll post the handouts here as soon as they are available.
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Have a question for Miller? Post it in the conversation below this article.