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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.
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
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
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
Discover how to work as a writer in a changing industry by completing two publishable pieces. This class will show you where opportunities are and which are right for you. You'll workshop two pieces in any format including news stories, roundups, services pieces, listicles, profiles, personal essays, interviews, and features. The class will address
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
Whether you’re working on a memoir, personal essays, travel stories or a blog, you’re writing creative nonfiction. This workshop will explore the art of telling a story using real events in your own life, the world around you, or both.Working with your own life, or your own take on the lives you observe, demands objectivity and a clear point of
In this workshop, we'll take your idea, develop it, and turn it into something you can write and sell. Got a great idea for a nonfiction book but don't know what to do with it? With a professional and powerfully-written book proposal, you'll be able to get the attention of busy agents and editors and sell them on your book.By the end of the course,
This course helps students refine their skills at writing and pitching feature and travel articles for magazines and newspapers. The focus is on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates. Students should leave this course with professional-caliber pitches and articles.In this class, students will work toward comp
Brush up on the fundamentals of article writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that immediately let you 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
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 class will teach you fact-checking basics, whether you’re applying for a job as a fact checker (although rare, they do still exist) or you need to double-check your own writing.
So you’ve written an article, blog post, book, or other item of nonfiction and you’re ready to publish. Before you foist it on the public: are you sure each and
This course is for students who have a strong knowledge of grammar and sentence structure and are ready to delve deeper into the art of creative writing. The course will emphasize content and the process of your writing, exploring the difference between creative fiction and nonfiction. You will focus on generating ideas, getting past writers’ blo
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
Whether you’re writing a nonfiction book, a magazine article, or checking the facts about anything that really matters to your health, home or livelihood, the ability to cultivate and interview sources and/or find the information you need online is important.Quality intel is all. High-quality info gives any writer a major commercial edge that is
Brush up on the fundamentals of writing with a mixture of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try 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 let you immediately try your ha
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 one-day workshop, we’ll explore the art of the idea and take a look at the differences between non-fiction, fiction and memoir. The class will include exercises and handouts aimed at helping you narrow down your own book idea and some sense of how to tackle the process. The process of beginning a book starts with an idea that won’t
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