This Actually Happened: Writing Real Life [Alli Parrett]
Introductory | Real-life events and experiences are the stuff stories are made of. But the fact that it happened in real life doesn’t make it good writing. We will explore elements of craft that translate these moments from real life into captivating stories on the page. We’ll examine and discuss excerpts from the book Real Life by Brandon Taylor alongside craft essays, which we will then apply to one or more writing exercises. Students will have the opportunity to submit work in the week following the class and receive detailed feedback from the instructor.
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