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Saturday, March 21 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Getting Started on the Long Narrative: How and When to Jump From Reporting to Writing

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Deciding when it's time to stop making calls or sending emails and sit down to write can be challenging to figure out. No matter the length of the story, the first sentence is often the most daunting one to type. Chris Outcalt, an award-winning feature writer, offers tips on how to recognize when it's time to start writing and suggestions for crafting a lede section you can feel confident about and that will help you develop the momentum to carry through to the end of your story. Have a narrative you're reporting or are just getting started writing? Chris will save time if anyone wants to talk through any in-progress examples.

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Chris Outcalt

independent magazine writer
Chris Outcalt is an independent magazine writer. In 2019 he received the Livingston Award for "Murder at the Alcatraz of the Rockies," a narrative feature for The Atavist Magazine about a murder at a high-security prison, the FBI agent who tries to solve the case, and the inner workings... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 10:10am - 11:10am PDT
Terrace Lounge