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
Starting at $475.00
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 2021 Schedule

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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Norman Kolpas
382643
Fee:
$475.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Nov 2, 2021
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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 16, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Tue Nov 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Nov 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Nov 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Dec 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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