Creative Non-Fiction Writing - You Can't Make This Stuff Up!
What you'll learn
- This is a fun and practical writing course designed to get you excited about creating your own creative non-fiction!
- The secrets of good storytelling to apply to all types of writing, including memoir, true crime, or even a blog!
- A series of authentic writing projects designed to target the skills you need.
- Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills.
- How to become a successful and confident writer!
- How to discover, perfect, and share your own writer's voice.
- Just a desire to write and willingness to try the activities in the course!
This is a fun and practical creative writing course designed to get YOU excited about creating your own works of creative nonfiction!
Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills will be covered to help you discover, perfect, and share your own unique writer's voice.
While review quizzes over major concepts are provided along the way, the true measure of progress will be in the authentic writing projects that you will complete as you progress toward your goal of becoming a successful and confident writer!
The Course Includes:
26 video lectures organized into 7 easy to understand lessons/subject areas
Each lesson is broken down into multiple video lectures that include:
A quick writing assignment aligned with the day's goals
A lesson covering an area of course content
A practical application project to get you using your new skill
7 online review quizzes presented throughout the course
Quizzes are designed to reinforce the major concepts discussed in the class
16 graphics, notes, templates, assignments, or outside resources to further your knowledge base
Supplemental materials are provided for every lesson
Almost 2 hours of video lessons
Through taking this course, you will develop and perfect your personal writer's voice as you learn about:
What exactly creative non-fiction is and what it isn’t
What makes for a good storyteller across any genre
How to effectively utilize descriptive language in your writing
The "motto" of creative non-fiction
How you can write in scenes to improve your creative non-fiction
How to effectively use and manipulate a plot diagram for writing creative non-fiction
Ways to get the most out of your revision
The importance of making personal experiences feel universal
Who this course is for:
- Everyone with a creative streak and a nagging desire to write
Thank you for checking out my course!
Here are a few facts about me...
~ I have been teaching writing and theatre in both public and private schools since 1997.
~ Several of my own works are published (plays and non-fiction).
~ There have been well over 100 productions of my stage plays on six continents (Antarctica remains elusive) as well as multiple film adaptations.
~ My book Absolutely Everything** You Need to Know About Teaching and Performing Improv is available on Amazon.
~ My horror-comedy Screenplay Dead (Re)Tired has received honors from 25 different film festivals and screenplay competitions including the Nashville Film Festival.
~ I have run an improv festival for secondary students since 1999.
~ I am a member of the Dramatists Guild.
~ I hold two BFA degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University
~ I earned my Masters of Education in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University
~ I am certified to teach English, speech, and theatre