05/05 How to Write a Successful Review with Kristen Fogle
Did you see a phenomenal concert that you were just dying to tell others about? Want to share your dissatisfaction with the gnocchi at that overpriced Italian restaurant? Products, events, restaurants, services… whatever it is you are interested in writing about, a review will not only shape other people’s opinions, but can give you exposure as a writer. Reviews can build up your resume…and sometimes even get you free stuff!
This two session course will start off with useful templates, tips, and techniques for writing a review. We will look at successful (and not so successful) reviews and assess why they did (or didn’t) do the job. During the second session you will share a review you have written (using the skills learned during day one) and we will critique and shape each other’s work. We will also briefly discuss publications or online venues to submit or pitch your work to.
Kristen Fogle is the Programming Coordinator with San Diego Writers, Ink. She is also a freelance editor/writer/actor/tutor/instructor, Gallery Manager at Inspirations Gallery, Teaching Artist for Young Audiences, and Co-Artistic Director of the Ocean Beach Playhouse. Over the last decade she has been the Editorial Director for three national college entertainment publications and a local news websites. She earned a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge, a MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (Teaching Emphasis) from San Diego State University, and a Teaching Artist Institute certificate from Young Audiences. You can find her weekly theatre reviews at www.sdtheatrereviews.com.
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