- Builds writing self-confidence
- Develops voice
- Shapes tone and style
One of the most popular genres in the literary and publishing communities, nonfiction storytelling focuses on true stories told with the drama, verve, and descriptive language of fiction. These courses will inspire you to tell your own story through a memoir or a personal essay, or to write about people, places, and things you know. Other topics covered include travel writing, profiles, and opinion pieces.
Learn how to write essays and then get them published in magazines, in newspapers, and online.
Editors want diversity on their essay and opinion pages, and this course will reveal how to turn outsider status into a selling point.
Turn personal experiences into marketable essays or op-ed columns for newspapers or the web.
Explore the process of writing nonfiction with clarity and precision as well as with a poet’s eye.
Read published essays as models of the form, and then, discuss and practice the full range of this nonfiction craft.
Bring focus and clarity to a memoir through writing exercises, analysis of published memoirs, and guidance.
Explore how to use your own life experiences to inspire your writing and to create autobiographical fiction.
Learn how to engage your readers by immersing them in rich worlds of sights, sounds, smells, textures, and flavors.
Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises, and identify your next steps as a writer.
Experiment with the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction as you compose exciting new creative writing that resists classification.
Through writing prompts and exercises, this class helps you to jump-start your writing project.
Explore strategies for editing your own writing, from organizing your material to polishing your prose.
Sharpen your writing skills by reporting and writing on personal (or other people’s) experiences.
Produce a polished, ready-to-publish work of nonfiction about parenthood for a growing market.