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Writing in First Person Point of View

This course is a part of Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself, a 4-course Specialization series from Coursera.

If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a sense of propulsive motion, and is guided by a narrator who is deliberately crafted. We will explore the ways in which language can be used to create tone, so that the emotional freight of your words is as potent as the storytelling. And crucially, we will consider the writer's responsibility to the reader: the importance of being a guide who includes the reader in the sensory, emotional, and intellectual experience you mean to share through your writing.
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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Apr 22 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $50
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Instructor Ariel Levy
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Apr 22 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Wesleyan University via Coursera
Instructor Ariel Levy
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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