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Ever since the explosive success of In Cold Blood, the style of nonfiction that reads like fiction continues to evolve. For anyone who has a compelling story in mind, you’ll learn what editors and agents look for in a narrative nonfiction proposal and how to wrestle a concept for a book into a clear story. The instructor’s first book proposal went to auction with ten New York publishing houses and became a New York Times best-seller. She’s since sold additional nonfiction narratives, all based on proposals.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Kathleen Flinn is best known for the New York Times best-seller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Viking/Penguin), about graduating the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her latest book, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, hits shelves this August.