In this course, creative nonfiction writers will explore traditional storytelling methods, especially those which overlap between fiction and memoir. By looking at examples from a wide range of genres, including film, song, painting—even the theme music for Jaws!—we’ll practice exercising the creative muscle that sees ourselves as characters and the experiences we’ve had as tales. We’ll focus on critical elements, like how to begin a story, what makes for worthy content, the essential use of detail, the strengths and limits of dialogue, the power of the white space. The ultimate goal is for us to become aware of an “audience” when we write, so that the documentation of our lives will begin to resemble a “performance” crafted onto paper rather than a private entry in a journal.
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Meilleurs avis pour WRITING STORIES ABOUT OURSELVES
I learned so much about writing, and the instructions were clear and encouraging.
Very interesting and engaging! I learnt a lot about writing about myself, which is actually very difficult. This course provide a great start for someone who are looking for something like this.
Overall good, but not as effective as expected. More contents were needed.
Creative and enriching. I now think I can learn how to write. Before the class I felt I would never be a writer.
À propos du Spécialisation Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself
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