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Narrative Nonfiction: The Proposal

"Narrative Nonfiction," (NNF) also called "Creative Nonfiction" or "Literary Nonfiction": These terms name the story form that highlights true stories and their facts with storytelling's gifts of drama. Often, the questions we seek to answer in NNF revolve around the "Why" and the "How" of something or someone. Narrative Nonfiction stories draw on interests across the universe of writing: history, science, business, sports, travel, geography and memoir to name a few. In this fall's "Narrative Nonfiction: The Proposal" class, we'll write a "proposal" of our respective books, including: 1. a few (usually three) chapters, 2. a narrative arc expressed chapter by chapter in an outline, and 3. marketing ideas, why you're the just right person to write this book, i.e., your interests, knowledge, skills, research and experience. A PROPOSAL, a polished version of these three components is what agents and editors require for Narrative Nonfiction rather than a completed manuscript.

Code:182QWR223-D
Dates:September 13 - November 8, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 9 Sessions
Instructor:Carmen Goldthwaite
Fee:$625  

Notes:Writing for Story by Jon Franklin AND Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publisher's Editors and Literary Agents (either 2018 or 2019 is fine) For enrollment/registration questions, difficulties logging in, transfer and refund policies and all other general inquiries, please contact The Writer's Path: 214-768-1024 suzannefrank@smu.edu Change fee: $25. No refunds after class begins.

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