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Storytelling - I

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Storytelling, or narrative, is the essence of writing. All writing. This is where YWP may stray from the strict guidelines of school because we believe narrative techniques can be used effectively in any genre as a way to more deeply engage audience.

This Workshop will help you...
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Fun with Pantoum Poems

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This Playlist will result in the completion of a poem called a Pantoum. It comes from Malaysia, and consists of four stanzas, with four sentences in each stanza. The fun thing about the pantoum is that it uses repetition, so if you want to reemphasize some very memorable detail in the piece,...
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Dialogue Basics

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Writing good dialogue is one of the more difficult things to do in any writing -- non-fiction or fiction -- particularly when writing from a perspective that is not our own. However, dialogue is one of the most powerful tools a writer has at their disposal. It can help establish characters,...
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Working with Colors

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Color is all around us. We see and use colors in different ways, every day. Color, and the perception of it, is an experience that we can leverage to create emotion and to guide our storytelling (both visually and otherwise). Let's explore how to make use of color to enhance our visual storytelling...
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Write with Style

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Be clear. Be brief. Be bold. Turn to the masters, William Strunk Jr., E.B. White and H.W. Fowler, for timeless advice that every writer should know.
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Rhetorical Devices

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Rhetorical devices are techniques that everyone uses, whether they realize it or not. They are used with the intention of convincing others to consider a new perspective or opinion.

Often, people use them unconsciously. But speech-writers, creative writers, and speakers use them on...
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Making Personal Writing Relatable

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At some point in your life, you've probably read someone else's personal essay or poem and felt something as a result of reading it. In this playlist, you'll be working on writing a relatable piece inspired by a unique experience you’ve encountered in your life.

First, you’ll think about...