SPM 325 - lecture 9

Hunternflcom writingtools scenesetting

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Unformatted text preview: ons. NFL.com, WHEN: Thursday February 3 1:15 PM CT WHEN: WHERE: Super Bowl XLV Media Center (Sheraton Dallas) Press Conference room Houston B-C, 3rd Floor Press WHO: NDAMUKONG SUH, DT Detroit Lions NDAMUKONG JOE HADEN, CB, Cleveland Browns MIKE WILLIAMS, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RAY ANDERSON, NFL EVP of Football Operations RICH EISEN, Host of NFL Network’s Total Access CONTACT: Joanna Hunter, NFL, 917-776-____; joanna.hunter@nfl.com Writing Tools Scene setting Foreshadowing (a hint of what’s to come) Conflict Character Growth­ The benefits of change Resolution Verbs add action Metaphors add grace and dramatic tension “Race day dawned still and clear, as if the sky had intended to hold its breath.” Make it Memorable Be descriptive and expressive Specific always beats generic & Avoid cliches!! Consider the rhythm of your words (“Rule of 3”) Use the active voice, not the passive Present tense puts the audience in the moment : Active voice: “Jeff Gordon drove the number 24 to victory.” Passive voice: “The winning #24 was driven by Jeff Gordon.” “Jeff Gordon drives his number 24 to victory!” “Kobe Bryant hurtles toward the basket.” Use quo...
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