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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Persuasive Settings: Why Description Matters

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Power of Persuasion3m
Moving Through Time and Space4m
Nothing Can Happen Nowhere8m
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10m
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2m
Assignment Overview: Slow-Motion Moment1m
4 readings
"The Power of Persuasion" by Mario Vargas Llosa10m
"The Odour of Chrysanthemums" by D.H. Lawrence10m
A Note on Assignments10m
Promo Codes10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

If You Build It, They Will Come

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
"Things That Suck"3m
Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona14m
Assignment Overview: Habitual Ritual1m
3 readings
Text of "How to Write About Africa" by Binyavanga Wainaina10m
"How to Become a Writer" by Lorrie Moore10m
"Forever Overhead" by David Foster Wallace10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Credibility and Research

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 37 min)
4 videos
Meditation Exercise7m
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom14m
Assignment Overview: Strange Lands3m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Realities

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min)
4 videos
What Is Genre? (including Shop Talk with Amy Bloom on Noir Fiction)10m
Visiting Writer: Historical Fiction with Valerie Martin13m
Assignment Overview: Primal Landscapes3m

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