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Andrew McDonald: Blogging workshop

Session Info:

Writing your own blog is a great way to express yourself, get your writing out in the world and practise your writing skills at the same time.

In this workshop Andrew shows and discusses some of his favourite blogs and writers online, before sharing a suite of useful tips and tricks for online writing that address things like blog post structure, content, style, voice and use of multimedia.

Drawing on examples from his book The Greatest Blogger in the World, Andrew delivers some helpful tips about online etiquette such as what information is appropriate for online, what information is best withheld, what you need permission to write or post about and how to spread your blog to friends and family.

Students dream up their own blogs, workshop ideas for blog content and begin writing blog posts – before pitching their blogs as a whole to the group.

Topics covered:

* Blogging and online writing

* Non-fiction writing

* Internet etiquette and safety

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