Friday, February 19, 2010

Tales from DC: Lede Writing Exercise

An exchange from a recent lede writing exercise in class. The exercise was based on a Denzel Washington press conference for the movie "The Book of Eli:"

Student: Alright, here's my lede. " a journey, said Denzel Washington in a press conference held--
Greg: Wait! Here's an even better one: " a highway."
Different student: And Denzel would ride it all night long.

1 comment:

SJ & JL said...

perfect. absolutely perfect. as long as tmatt did antennae quotes with his fingers afterward...also, I just realized I'm leaving this comment with the wrong blogspot account. Oops!