If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a sense of propulsive motion, and is guided by a narrator who is deliberately crafted. We will explore the ways in which language can be used to create tone, so that the emotional freight of your words is as potent as the storytelling. And crucially, we will consider the writer's responsibility to the reader: the importance of being a guide who includes the reader in the sensory, emotional, and intellectual experience you mean to share through your writing.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM WRITING IN FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW
Ariel Levy's personality and passion is contagious.
The assignments were very helpful with looking at my story in different ways. I now have an idea of how to elevate my story from a journal into a memoir.
Loving this course. I am motivated by the professors/writers and have learned so much.
Brilliant teaching. This course got me organized enough and out of my head. It's improved my writing 1000%!
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