Nonfiction: Essential Beginnings

WRITING X 420

Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.

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Online
Starting at $485.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

What you can 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 have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a nonfiction piece.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Instructor: Roberta Wax
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$485.00
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ENROLL BY: Feb 8, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 22, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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