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Writing Creative Nonfiction

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Overview

Explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers.

Topics Covered:
  • By This Professor
  • 01: Welcome to Creative Nonfiction
  • 02: Finding the Story
  • 03: Honoring the Nonfiction Contract
  • 04: Writing Great Beginnings
  • 05: Show, Don't Tell
  • 06: Launching a Narrative Arc
  • 07: Cliffhangers and Page Turners
  • 08: Building Dramatic Sentences
  • 09: Rhetorical Devices and Emotional Impact
  • 10: Putting It All Together
  • 11: Revealing Character in Words and Actions
  • 12: Creating Compelling Characters
  • 13: Character Psychology
  • 14: Getting Inside the Heads of Your Characters
  • 15: Using Narrative Perspective
  • 16: Shaping Your Voice
  • 17: Writing the Gutter-How to Not Tell a Story
  • 18: Dialogue Strategies in Creative Nonfiction
  • 19: Researching Creative Nonfiction
  • 20: How to Not Have People Hate You
  • 21: Revising Your Work
  • 22: Building Your Audience
  • 23: Getting Published

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