January 08 - March 18
$435 (if registered by 12/18/2017)
$485 (after 12/18/2017)*
Your course registration includes a free 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or a free ebook; click here for more details.
Instructor: Ellen Ficklen
This class will guide all types of medical professionals (doctors, nurses, researchers, aides, social workers, etc.) through the various skills needed to write and publish narratives—personal stories of their experiences in health care (and those of others in the field). We will cover every step in the writing process, from brainstorming to researching to writing to revising as well as the steps needed to pitch and publish an article or essay. Our instructors—experienced writers of health care narratives and creative nonfiction—will communicate with participants through a combination of written lectures, written feedback, and email. In addition, the class will include phone conferences with guest lecturers Theresa Brown and Manoj Jain.
Week 1: What is Creative Nonfiction?
Week 2: Reading Like a Writer
Week 3: Shaping Your Narrative
Week 4: The People at the Heart of the Narrative
Week 5: Incorporating Research
Week 6: Using Detail Effectively
Week 7: Ethical and Legal Concerns
Week 8: Your Writing and Revision Process
Week 9: How to Write in Medicine Without Losing Your Job
Week 10: Pitching, Publishing and Marketing Your Work
* US residents will receive a complimentary 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction with their online class registration (or a 4-issue extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to supply complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.
If you are an international student who would like a print subscription instead of an ebook, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org after you register.
By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):
Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee) or request a transfer to another course in the same term (no fee).
By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:
Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.