The blank page can be the most daunting obstacle in writing. In this course, aspiring writers will assemble a “starter kit” for approaching the blank page by developing constructive ways to think about the writing process as a whole. While subsequent courses in this series will focus on the mechanics of good writing, this course offers ways to think about the writer’s relationship to her material, and ultimately develop a writing style that is uniquely her own.
This course is part of the Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Art of the Frame: Giving Context to Memories
Avatar: The Messenger is the Message
Diegesis and the Extradiagetic Frame: Two Trains Running
Profiling: Our Relationship to the People in Our Work
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MEMOIR AND PERSONAL ESSAY: MANAGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE READER
I am an experienced writer. I enjoyed the videos and assignments. I felt that I learned some new skills and different ways of evaluating my writing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It got me writing. I didn't always enjoy the instructions but it did get me on track. Good course.
Greg Pardlo got the ideas across very well. He made me very aware of all the ways to position yourself - and the reader - in a story.
Really enjoyed the instructor. Appreciated the lectures, and the need for me to keep a dictionary close to look up some of his high-powered words. I enjoyed all four assignments.
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