I have never thought about the way words and sentences really sound on a page until today. Mark Handscomb took us through cliches, sibilance, how sentences can sound sing-songy and how words written to be read and words written to be spoken are completely different.
And now, I understand the difference between writing a radio piece in the style of FOOC and a radio essay. One of the differences is 'anecdote' (had to look it up - I had heard it but thought it meant something slightly different)
"An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person."
Making it in the Media...
...was GREAT! I did my pitch on narrative, messed it up completely and thanks to Samm's clear comments, I finally understood the difference between 'narrative' and 'story.' In terms of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the narrative is Indiana Jone's relationship with his father and the story is all the adventure 'stuff' that happens on the way. Obviously not the same for every film but I get it now. Thank you Samm! : )
I now am fully and completely decided on what to pitch in December.