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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate

Develop Your Nonfiction Book

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

You have a great idea for a narrative nonfiction book, but do you know the magic mix that will turn that idea into a book that will sell in today’s marketplace? Smart, engaging nonfiction books fly off the shelves, but it takes some know-how to write them. This intensive class will help you become more strategic and efficient. You will learn how to develop and sustain your idea, using your background, research skills, and story-telling prowess to craft a compelling book. Led by a seasoned author and book doctor, this class will use a workshop and lecture format to address the nuts and bolts of writing a solid, book-length piece of work. You will learn how to flesh out your ideas into chapters and then piece those into a cohesive whole, keeping your mission and audience in mind. You will workshop parts of your manuscript or your proposal, and learn how to sharpen your narrative skills. Each class will include instructor feedback. By the end of the sessions, you'll have a first draft of your book proposal and/or a clear roadmap to finishing your manuscript.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!