- 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.
Read published essays as models of the form, and then, discuss and practice the full range of this nonfiction craft.
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.
Become familiar with the mechanics of personal essay writing and learn how to pitch and get published.
Choose a reported event and craft a personal essay that recounts it from your own perspective.