Spark Your Outlier Story
This self study program invites you to explore the creative possibilities of flash non-fiction, the prose poem, lyric essay, and hermit crab essay.
You’ll read sample essays by Dinty W. Moore, Brenda Miller, Randon Billings Noble, Isaac Yuen, Christine Byl, Kristina Moriconi, Laisha Rosnau, and Susan Olding that exemplify how form and craft work together to create powerful stories.
In addition to the course readings, author Q + A's and skill-building pre-writing exercises, you'll be invited to complete four new creative nonfiction projects—one essay in each form.
By the end of the program, you'll understand the importance of structure for crafting memorable stories, and will have the tools to write stronger, more powerful personal narratives.
Whether you’re new to creative non-fiction—or an experienced writer ready to get experimental! — this course has everything you need to start telling your stories in innovative new ways that will connect with readers and make an unforgettable impact.