Writing non-fiction: being creative with the truth
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If you’ve ever wanted to write about your ancestors, your own life or a character from history, this is the course for you. Whether you’ve already started to write or you’re looking for inspiration, this writing class will help you to gain confidence and to improve your style.
We will look at the different ways of telling a true story, explore research and discuss how successful writers engage with their audience. Whether you aim to be a bestselling author or you simply want to write an entertaining account for friends and family, this stimulating and supportive class will help you to find your voice.
- 16 April: Introduction: knowing your audience and your motives for writing
- 23 April: Beginning, middle and end: structure in non-fiction
- 30 April: Research: making it work for you
- 14 May: Editing your work
- 21 May: Illustrations as tools for both reader and author
This course will be supported by our e-learning centre, ICE Online. You will be able to download course material, contact your tutor and talk to fellow students via the web at a time and place that’s convenient to you.
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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
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