Free iPad book targets new writers, missionaries, Christian journalists
Two journalism professors from Christian universities have teamed up to make a short iPad-only book that uses interactive content to help new writers snag a byline.
“A One-Step Guide to a Byline is designed for new writers who want to know the bare minimum for writing an article for the popular press and it uses roll-over features, an interactive quiz and eight videos to help writers succeed,” says Michael Ray Smith, project director and professor from Campbell University in Buies Creek.
Smith joined Wally Metts, director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University, to make a fun, user-friendly book with enhanced content about the basics of writing. The “one-step” is finding the essential conflict that drives a good story.
“We wanted to get a guide for our friends in ministry who want an at-a-glance approach to telling a story for publication,” Smith said, adding that the guide has lots of content available at the touch. A One-Step Guide to a Byline is a free iBook availabale from Apple’s iBook store – just search for it by that name.
The book features:
- Eight how-to videos from successful writers including best-selling author Cecil Murphey (125 books) and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Manny Garcia
- The guide includes The Theology of Journalism by Arne H. Fjeldstad, internationally known for his work with journalism and ministry
- It includes pop-up boxes that give more detail when you touch them
- It provides an example of writing from the Wall Street Journal and another from the community press
- It gives relevant web links and a one-click glossary lookup
This guide is designed for new writers and journalists working in ministry. Everything in it works with the iPad touch screen. It is underwritten by a grant from Campbell University.
Smith will send a non-interactive PDF free on request to anyone who does not have an iPad. Send your request to smithm [at] campbell.edu.
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