Wesleyan University

Writing Stories About Ourselves

This course is part of Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization

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Said Sayrafiezadeh

Instructor: Said Sayrafiezadeh

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.3

(90 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this week, we’ll learn what sorts of techniques we can borrow from fiction and how to overlay them onto our personal stories.

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5 videos1 peer review

In this week, we’ll learn how to create powerful scenes and vivid details by seeing precisely what we’ve put on the page—and what we haven't.

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5 videos1 peer review

In this week, we’ll learn how to open and frame a story by examining the efficacy of various first lines.

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4 videos1 peer review

In this week, we’ll learn when and where to use dialogue, and what makes for the best soundbites.

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5 videos1 peer review

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4.6 (30 ratings)
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Wesleyan University
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