Nonfiction Writing: Craft

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Course Details

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About this Course


We all know a good story when we read one. But how do we craft one ourselves? This course lays out the tools and tricks every nonfiction writer — from journalists to authors of books or personal essays — use to keep a reader engaged. We’ll explore the fundamental skills for producing vibrant nonfiction, taking a piece from idea to draft to completion.

Designed For

Those interested in writing quality nonfiction.

What You’ll Learn

  • A working vocabulary for the craft: scene, exposition, dramatic tension and place
  • Techniques for creating strong ledes and keeping a reader hooked
  • How to develop ideas, conduct document research, perform interviews and organize your material
  • Ways to build your personal style through voice, point of view, narrative and literary technique