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Fact-based Storytelling

City University London
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5 days
355 GBP
English
Part time
London
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Fact-based Storytelling

Course description

Fact-based Storytelling

As a report from the world – a mix of experience, observation, memory, opinion and hard fact – narrative non-fiction can be more dramatic, vivid and moving than any work of fiction. But what makes a book is the storytelling. Reporting, research, plot techniques, theme and tone of voice are your tools.

Understand how to structure, plan your progress, build dramatic tension, how to create character and instil a sense of place and time.

Over five monthly Saturdays you will look at the way narrative drives different genres including memoir, biography, travel and food writing.

The course centres on providing support and ideas via discussion and feedback for your own specific projects, possibly started in Narrative Non-Fiction.

Over the course of five Saturday classes on the Fact-based Storytelling short course, you will learn how to:

  • Structure your writing;
  • Plan your progress;
  • Build dramatic tension;
  • create character;
  • instil a sense of place and time.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

No specific qualifications are necessary (apart from fluent spoken and written English), but students are advised to take the Narrative Non-Fiction course before embarking on the Fact-based Storytelling course.

English requirements

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

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City University London

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