Nonfiction: Essential Beginnings

WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $345.00
6 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you will learn.

  • Learn the basic elements of good storytelling
  • Excavate memories and discover fresh aspects of life stories
  • Generate new writing through weekly exercises and prompts

About this course:

Sometimes the best stories are true. To help you turn your personal experiences, anecdotes from everyday life, and family stories into compelling narratives, this workshop teaches beginning writers the basic elements of good storytelling. You learn how to excavate memories and discover fresh or unexpected facets of your life stories. Through weekly exercises, you generate new material and learn an array of fictional techniques to tell your nonfiction story, including how to play with voice, focus on a small unit of time, and describe landscape and character. By the course's completion, you will have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a nonfiction piece.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Marianne Villanueva
362994
Fee:
$475.00
71 days left. Enroll by Oct 24, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 30, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 30, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: liz gonzález
362995
Fee:
$345.00
64 days left. Enroll by Oct 17, 2018
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Notes

No meeting October 31, 2018. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 19, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Discussion
Wed Oct 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA
Discussion
Wed Nov 7, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA
Discussion
Wed Nov 14, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA
Discussion
Wed Nov 21, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA
Discussion
Wed Nov 28, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA

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