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Writing in First Person Point of View

Wesleyan University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a sense of propulsive motion, and is guided by a narrator who is deliberately crafted. We will explore the ways in which language can be used to create tone, so that the emotional freight of your words is as potent as the storytelling. And crucially, we will consider the writer's responsibility to the reader: the importance of being a guide who includes the reader in the sensory, emotional, and intellectual experience you mean to share through your writing.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Developing a Narrator in First Person Writing

WEEK 2

The Journey

WEEK 3

Finding Your Voice

WEEK 4

What's Your Point?

 

Taught by

Ariel Levy

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