Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style

Susan Orlean, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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15 Videos (1h 49m)
  • Creative Nonfiction

    • Trailer

      01:34
    • Introduction

      06:43
    • Subject: Finding Your Topic

      09:35
    • Subject: Finding "The American Male at Age Ten"

      07:15
    • Research: Preparing for Reporting

      09:10
    • Research: Reporting

      09:16
    • Research: Organizing Notes

      09:59
    • Writing: Elements of a Story

      09:41
    • Writing: Dialogue and Quotes

      06:02
    • Writing: Description

      04:45
    • Writing: Expert Opinion

      03:16
    • Writing: Conclusions

      10:07
    • Editing: Revising

      09:58
    • Editing: Collaborating

      03:08
    • The Ongoing Work of a Writer

      08:51

About This Class

The rise of sites like Medium and Longreads have inspired a resurgence in creative nonfiction—that compelling, leisurely writing that weaves true ideas and characters into stories that reveal as much about its readers as its subject. But where do those stories come from? And how do they work? In this class, Susan Orlean, best-selling author and longtime New Yorker staff writer, wa... Read More

Susan Orlean, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Susan Orlean is an acclaimed American journalist. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to Rolling Stone,  Vogue, and Esquire.  She is the author of eight books, including The Orchid Thief (late... Read More