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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This class series was clearly presented and I learned a great deal that I will take with me and continue to used to improve my writing.
It is a good course. I learnt many simple yet valuable lessons on writing.
I learned so much about writing, and the instructions were clear and encouraging.
The insights gave by Mr Said Sayrafiezadeh helps a lot in my writings. Thanks a lot.
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