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True Stories, Well-Told: The Art of Nonfiction Storytelling with Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham (born 28 September 1971) is an novelist, non-fiction writer, and philosopher. Born in Norfolk. His education includes a master’s degree in anthropology from Durham (1997) and a PhD in philosophy from Staffordshire University (2007). Buckingham, held various academic posts including Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, visiting associate professor at Sichuan University, and visiting professor of global cultures […]

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Beyond Physical Place: Expanding Your Sense of Setting with Steven Wingate

Course Description: The easy temptation when one thinks about setting is to equate it with physical place alone. But this habit deprives you of a potentially much richer resource: the culture, psychology, and history of the places where you set your tales. Increasing your awareness of the aspects of setting that lie beneath physical place

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What You Know: Writing Our Way Into the World with Travis Holland

Workshop Description: What You Know: Writing Our Way Into the World Remember that old creative writing chestnut “Write what you know”? Turns out you know a lot more than you might have ever dreamed possible. In this interactive course, we’ll be exploring how as fiction writers we can imagine ourselves into different times, different places,

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Close to Home: Writing Personal Nonfiction Drawn from Life with Evan James

Description In this generative writing workshop, students will use the raw materials of their own lives to develop multiple drafts of a personal essay or other work of nonfiction. In the first half of this multiple-day workshop, we will work with lectures, readings, and assignments by the instructor to produce ideas and rough material, using

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CHAPTER ONE! Writing/Editing the Perfect Opening for Your Novel with Elizabeth Kostova

The first chapter of your novel is possibly the most important!  It not only introduces your reader to your book but also guides you as a writer into the project of your own book.  In this intensive short course on first chapters, you’ll be invited to share your first chapter with me (or write one),

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