The Art of Non-Fiction Writing
June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
9am to 1pm
Writer-in-Residence: Zoë Brân
The goal of this course is to explore non-fiction writing of various genres from a professional perspective. We will examine what non-fiction is and is not, and look at different genres that fall within that category. We will discuss specific skills required for effective non-fiction writing, and study the work of famous non-fiction writers. Sessions will speak to the research and planning of stories, theme, narrative, and dialogue development, the personal voice, different styles, and overall skills-improvement strategies. The course will also look at how to approach taking and using photographs as an effective aide-memoire, and planning/structuring an article, book, or essay. The course will also cover rewrites and editing, plus the legal and ethical considerations of some forms of writing (journalism, for example). Online writing and blogging, as well as how to deal with editors, agents, commercial prospects, will be covered.
Requirements: Submit in advance 10-20 pages of work in progress (nothing finished) to use as springboards for new discoveries and one-on-one conferencing.
The Writers Handbook 2013, Macmillan 2013
Your registration also entitles you to a one-to-one consultation with your workshop faculty member, included in your workshop registration. If you wish to take advantage of further consultations with a literary agent, it can be booked through WICE.
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