The Write Stuff
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Stories are the essence of what makes us human. Through them we share
experiences, learn new perspectives, and explore the world around us.
With this four-part course, we will delve into writing
basics -- generating ideas, structuring narrative (fiction and
non-fiction), crafting prose, and the revision process. Each evening
includes a brief lecture, in class writing exercises and discussions.
This class will leave you with a firm grasp on the essentials of
crafting a compelling story. The goal is to lead you to a finished piece
by the end of the course. Class requires about one hour outside of class
time working on assignments. Sandy Masuo served as a staff editor and
writer for a variety of entertainment magazines for more than 15 years.
She was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix and a regular contributor to
the Los Angeles Times Calendar. In addition to her writing credentials,
she holds a Master's Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate
School of Education.