Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Subculture Writing

Isaac Eger, Writer

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9 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • Class Project

      1:34
    • Finding Your Subculture

      3:02
    • How to Get Invited

      3:06
    • Interaction

      4:07
    • Interviewing

      2:29
    • Writing

      2:07
    • Getting Published

      4:53
    • Epilogue

      0:58

About This Class

Good writers know that everyone has a story to tell, even the seemingly boring and most unfriendly types. It’s your task as a writer to reveal the story, tell it honestly and originally, and find the common thread of humanity. 

Subcultures are a rich and limitless supply for writers. The trick to writing about these specialized groups is gaining access to their often hidden and private members and their passions.

In my class you’ll learn how to access and write about these people and places. 

This is a class for writers of all levels. The one requirement is a curiousity for the strange and diverse things that humans do. 

31 of 31 students recommendSee All

Very good production values and good insights into this kind of work. Only downside is being light on the writing side. Does more on the preliminaries to writing.
A great and practical introduction to an often overlooked topic - enjoyable!
A great practical and motivating course with original insights, concrete advice, and a simple and direct approach to getting started on writing creative nonfiction.

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Isaac Eger

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Isaac Eger is an itinerant writer. His work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, GQ, Vice, Sports Illustrated, Narrative.ly, and American Ways Magazine. He has a book coming out about traveling the world while playing pick-up basketball tentatively titled Courting the World. If you find Isaac wandering around your city, he'll probably ask if he can crash on your couch for the night.

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