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For nonfiction writers (eg. memoir, magazine, and personal essay) interested in working towards some form of publication. Each week participants share and discuss works in progress. The class has a special emphasis on how to use fiction techniques of narration, description, dialogue, and structure to improve each piece.
This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal. So, you’ve found a killer true story and you want to write a book about it. How do you start?We’ll go over how to decide if your story is a book or a shorter piece, how to figure out if it’s already been done, what to look for in an agent, the mechanics of a book p
Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the “difference between lightning and lightning bug.” The goal of this class is to help you find the right words. This workshop provides students the opportunity to generate, share, and get feedback on writing inspired by personal experiences. All levels of write
This open-level class is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form -- memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form.
This new class is a perfect opportunity for teenagers in the midst of the college application process. Classes will help students sharpen their essay writing skills in developing a clear point of view, structuring an essay, and using compelling descriptive language to create a personal, original, and thoughtful composition. Students will receive on
These days almost everyone’s first destination for reading is the web, but there is a boundless amount of content competing for eyeballs. Whether you’re trying to entertain, make a point, or just update the world on your life, capturing the attention of readers can be a challenge. With a focus on the short essay form, this class will help you d
Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. No pre-registration requ
Go deeper into some of the major principles of Sense Writing and learn how to use them to support yourself in and out of the workshop. Make this practice your own, while exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing and developing larger pieces through weekly workshops. Open to those who has taken Sense Writing I workshop.
This course is for students who have a strong knowledge of grammar and sentence structure and are eager to further their writing skills for a business or academic setting. The emphasis in this course will be on nonfiction, such as research papers, essays, position papers, business letters.Pre-requisites:Writing Fundamentals or a writing sample
Using a variety of tools, such as visualizations and accessible physical and writing exercises, you will be able to develop your voice as a writer. Clarify the connections between your senses, emotions, and imagination, and discover the core elements of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so
Brush up on the fundamentals of Humor Writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you've just learned.The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that l
Eliminate bad writing habits and begin cultivating confidence through practice and praise. Develop an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses in a supportive, constructive environment. Employ myriad techniques and strategies for finding new writing ideas. In this six week workshop, you will find: Exercises that stretch your writing in various d
In this course, you'll discover dialogue techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and in-class exercises, you will learn how to write dialogue that rings true, stays focused, reveals character, creates tension, adds depth through subtext, and more.The One-Day In
In this course you’ll discover characterization techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and in-class exercises, you will learn how to find characters, flesh them out, make them fascinating, and bring them to vibrant life on the page.The One-Day Intensives are
This workshop is a real training experience where you will have several opportunities to practice and polish your pitch with direct access to book publishing industry professionals, Hollywood, the media and others. As a writer, you will be equipped to pitch your book to get published, turn it into a film or TV series, and be able to talk about it c
Learn the most effective methods for selling magazine and newspaper articles from a professional freelancer. Each week a lecture is posted, and a professional freelancer fields questions on the content. Each student will write and revise query letters with the assistance of the instructor. The topics covered in this course incl
In this evening workshop, through study and hands-on practice, students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of contemporary journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on production, and the students' own work. The course meets three evenings a week from 7:00 – 9:3
In this workshop, through study and hands-on practice, students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of contemporary journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on production, and the students’ own work.Each student produces news projects, shot with single-camera se
Brush up on the fundamentals of six forms of Nonfiction writing: memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, travel writing; complete writing exercises and receive instructor and peer feedback; gain exposure to a broad range of nonfiction writers. In this six-week course, you will find:Starter information on six forms of nonfiction
Take this one-day crash course on the essentials of conceptualizing, researching, organizing, and writing a professional-level non-fiction book proposal. The seminar also focuses on techniques for reporting and writing non-fiction books. Students are given insights into negotiating book contracts as well.The session draws on Prof. Glenn Lewis’ e
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