Writing Short NonfictionInstructor: Stacia Ann (Stacia Ann)
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Start Date: Monday, December 11th, 2017
Duration: One Week
Class Size: 7 Students
Seats Left: 6
What is nonfiction prose? How will I decide what to write?
Developing an idea
Reading: example news article
Writing: short informational news article on a local event
What is good nonfiction prose?
Explicit main ideas, organization, details, perspective
Reading: Example opinion piece/essay
Writing: Opinion piece on an important issue (health care, capital punishment, etc.)
How do I pursue my ideas? How do I market my ideas?
Interviews, research, markets
Reading: example article on an historic event
Writing: news article on a historic event or interview/biography of a notable person
Find at least one market for your work
Polishing Our Work
Conciseness, clarity, format, organization, word choice, sentence construction
Reading: Sample query letter
Writing: polish one of your past articles, or write a new article reviewing a book or a movie
Write a query letter for the work
Note: topics of the class/nonfiction are flexible based on student interest
Instructor: Stacia Ann
About The Instructor: Stacia Ann is an Linguistics Lecturer and Writing Instructor at the University of California. She has a doctorate of Education, Master's of Art in English/TESOL. This instructor has taught writing classes for over ten years. She also teaches academic writing and English as a Second Language at the University of the Pacific. A published author including works of short fiction and academic nonfiction including contest winning stories.