Writing Short Form Nonfiction

WRITING X 424.20E

Try out a variety of nonfiction writing forms in this class for students with a goal to sell their writing for publication.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $399.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0

What you can learn.

  • Write short, focused nonfiction pieces in a variety of forms suitable for publication
  • Learn what editors look for in various nonfiction forms and markets
  • Give and receive feedback on your writing from peers and the instructor
  • Identify markets for your work and learn how to submit and sell your writing

About this course:

Short, well-focused articles provide one of the surest pathways for breaking into publication. It's easier than you might think--if you know how the print and online publishing worlds work, understand the needs and demands of particular markets, and put some effort into polishing your skills. In this enjoyable six-week course, you achieve all those goals while you produce weekly assignments of 250-500 words in specific nonfiction genres, including personal essay, how-to story, interview/profile, reviews, trends stories, ghostwriting, narrative nonfiction, and research essays--which are then workshopped in class. You gain valuable experience in thinking and writing like a pro, all while having fun in a positive, supportive, and constructive environment. The course goal is to write and begin polishing at least eight short nonfiction pieces while gaining a clearer understanding of what editors look for, how they think, and how to pitch to them.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Norman Kolpas
375769
Fee:
$399.00
7 days left. Enroll by Oct 27, 2020
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 10, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Oct 27, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 1, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 15, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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 November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Norman Kolpas
377549
Fee:
$399.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 18, 2021
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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