In this course, you will :
- Explore what constitutes a literary narrative piece. See some examples to learn how to identify the "spine" of a text and begin exploring how to build your story.
- Using some of Eileen's favourite profile pieces as examples, learn about the tools that help shape a person into a character. Develop your character, an ambiance, and an action to determine what helps a reader connect with your story.
- Begin selecting and gathering information for your story's subject. Examine Eileen's writing process to see how she decides whether a story is worth writing.
- See how she approaches the blank page with a series of starting point suggestions.
- When your first draught is complete, begin editing and fact-checking before sharing it with someone you trust for review. Finish the course by investigating various platforms for publishing your nonfiction story and learning how to pitch your story to editors.
1. How Do Good Writers Write?
- Dissecting the Piece
- What Turns a Person into a Character?
- You Made Me Feel That I Was There!
2. Let’s Write!
- Choosing the Subject
- Gather and Dismiss Your Information
- Breaking the Blank Page
3. People Want to Read Your Story!
- Using Both Ends of the Pencil
- Trust Peer Reviews
- Make Some Noise!