- 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.
Explore how to use your own life experiences to inspire your writing and to create autobiographical fiction.
Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises, and identify your next steps as a writer.
Turn personal experiences into marketable essays or op-ed columns for newspapers or the web.
Learn the dos and don’ts of writing query letters that both showcase your writing talent and target interested readers.
Learn research techniques used by investigative reporters to help your writing move beyond personal recollections and invented descriptions.
Become familiar with the mechanics of personal essay writing and learn how to pitch and get published.
Sharpen your writing skills by reporting and writing on personal (or other people’s) experiences.
As a new or established writer or filmmaker, gain personalized tools and strategies to make a living from your own creative work.
Use meditation, mindfulness practice, and free writing to deepen the writing process, sharpen your voice, and clarify the story that wants to be told.
Learn how to write effective and engaging comic essays, and develop the techniques that have made this one of the most popular genres of literature.