Creative Nonfiction: How to Craft a Personal Narrative
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A Weighty Matter12:03
Choose a Story and Write a Draft4:44
About This Class
Join journalist Daniel Krieger as he shows you how to craft a nonfiction personal narrative, with an in-depth look at its parts. He’ll illuminate the process by deconstructing a story that he wrote for the New York Times Magazine Lives column. He will also talk about choosing the right story, strategies for composing it, how to revise it, and what might come next. For the project, all you need to do is come up with a discovery you made that affected you that you’d like to share. This class is appropriate for anyone who gets a thrill out of writing true stories, and the skills you learn can be applied to just about any form of storytelling.
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Such a great tutorial! Writing a personal narrative based on a discovery is a great idea. I'm definitely going to give it a try. We all have discoveries...its just a matter of choosing the right discoveries to write about. They can often be quite personal in nature so it is a challenge to select subject matter that is not oversharing.
Harnessing my own personal ballyhoo & tomfoolery.
A freelance journalist in New York, Daniel Krieger has contributed regularly to the New York Times in recent years, both features and breaking news reporting, as well as other publications, writing about wellness, New York life, and Japan. He grew up in New York, has lived in Japan and Argentina, and speaks Japanese and Spanish. For many years, he was also an ESL teacher, most recently at Columbia University's American Language Program.