Nonfiction 101


Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Discover the basic types of creative nonfiction
  • Get tips on where to come up with ideas for new nonfiction pieces
  • Learn how writers craft pitches to get the interest of editors
  • Understand what editors look for in each type of writing and where to find them

About this course:

A quick taste of what it takes to pitch nonfiction articles for publication. This three-hour online workshop includes a look at the basic types of nonfiction (profiles, retrospectives, essays, how-to articles, etc.), where to get ideas, how to turn ideas into a story pitch, and what editors want. Students should come with questions and be ready to perform a short writing exercise.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens April 03, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Roberta Wax
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Enrollment opens two weeks prior to course date. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Sat Apr 17, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

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