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Online Class | Writing Suspenseful Journalism and Nonfiction [Rebecca Morris]

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

Intermediate | Good nonfiction should grip a reader. Journalists and nonfiction authors must stick to the facts, but by using fiction techniques their work can be as riveting as a bestselling novel. These techniques include plotting, pacing, foreshadowing, dramatic arc, and the element of surprise. We’ll look at examples from the New York Times, Washington Post, the New Yorker, and elsewhere, and take apart excerpts by masters of the form, like Jon Krakauer, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey. Students should be in the process of writing nonfiction, journalism, or a book (or be ready to begin) so they can apply techniques to their work.