Finding Your Form in Nonfiction [Kate Lebo]
Intermediate | Formal constraints aren’t just arbitrary rules that give writing shape and rhythm. They’re restrictions that can set our writing free. When we’re struggling to begin a work of nonfiction, how do we find the right form? How can formal constraints guide us toward the fullest expression of our art? We’ll read a lot — whole books in addition to standalone essays — and discover how other writers make and break forms. We’ll “try on” forms we admire. Then we’ll invent our own.