Do you have a true story to tell but don't know where to start? By "showing" rather than "telling" a story, your scenes will come alive with action and emotion, but good research is also needed to add the factual details that make the most compelling tales.
Whether it be a biography, political expose or memoir, writing non-fiction using fiction techniques is harder than it looks, but this course will help break the craft into its basic elements. Through trigger exercises and read-and-critique workshop sessions, students will explore plot, point of view, voice, characters, setting, description and dialogue. We will also discuss research and interviewing techniques, and how to approach the overall narrative structure of a short or book-length work.
Course Number: WCWP-40269
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Creative Writing