Webinars hosted by CNF
Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to learn practical writing, revision, and publishing skills. Our experienced instructors and professionals can help you gain the skills you need to succeed on a variety of topics from the basics to the book proposal.
Join a webinar in real-time and take part in the conversation. Afterward,the recording will be shared as a resource you can return to again and again.
Webinars are open to writers at all levels and new webinars are announced regularly, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter.
June 22nd, 2019
Creative Nonfiction Crash Course
Everything you need to know to start writing your true story
Webinar presentation with Jenna McGuiggan
If novels are fiction and poems are, well, poetry, then what are memoirs? What about essays, narrative journalism, and so many of the true stories that we love? From books to magazine articles to podcasts, creative nonfiction stories surround us.This workshop and webinar will introduce you to the history of the genre and show you how to use the building blocks of creative nonfiction—including scene, character, dialogue, and reflection—to write your own true stories.
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August 22nd, 2019
Write Your Nonfiction Book Proposal
Step by step with Jane Friedman
If you want to traditionally publish a nonfiction book, a completed manuscript usually isn’t enough to land you a book deal. You’ll also need a book proposal. A book proposal is essentially a business plan for your book; it convincingly argues why your book is a salable product in today’s market. A book proposal requires research and thought; if properly developed, it can take weeks (or longer) to write. This webinar breaks down what can be an overwhelming process into clear, manageable steps.
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Object as Subject
Writing inspired by what you hold
Webinar presentation with Megan Volpert
Tame the Beast
How to focus and frame your unwieldy story
Webinar presentation with Aaron Shulman
The Magical Marketing Trifecta
Perfecting your author website, email newsletter & social network
Webinar presentation with Jane Friedman
Writing the Tough Stuff
A free, online session, open to anyone, on writing about grief, loss, and trauma
Webinar presentation with Jessica Handler
Refund and cancellation policies
By 5pm EST one week prior to start date:
Students may request a full refund or a transfer credit. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
Questions? Please contact our director of education, Sharla Yates, at yates[AT]creativenonfiction[DOT]org.