If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a sense of propulsive motion, and is guided by a narrator who is deliberately crafted. We will explore the ways in which language can be used to create tone, so that the emotional freight of your words is as potent as the storytelling. And crucially, we will consider the writer's responsibility to the reader: the importance of being a guide who includes the reader in the sensory, emotional, and intellectual experience you mean to share through your writing.
This course is part of the Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- English Language
- Creative Writing
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Developing a Narrator in First Person Writing
Finding Your Voice
What's Your Point?
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TOP REVIEWS FROM WRITING IN FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW
Such a dynamic teacher. I cant wait to read her memoir.
She speaks clearly, its accessible and its dynamic. I loved every lecture and assignment.
Ariel Levy is an engaging instructor with excellent examples and helpful advice.
The assignments were very helpful with looking at my story in different ways. I now have an idea of how to elevate my story from a journal into a memoir.
Enjoyed this class a lot. It was the first writing class I've ever taken and I liked it so much I've signed up for another.
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