This course is designed to enable students to develop competence in writing life stories by analyzing, organizing, and developing ideas; to locate and use library and online resources for supporting ideas; and to adapt one’s writing to various audiences. Instruction and practice in nonfiction writing styles and mechanics, documentation, and critical reading are the focus in this course.
• In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction, edited by Judith Kitchen and Mary Paumier Jones (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1996). Used and new copies are available on Amazon.com.
• The Elements of Genealogical Style: A Simplified Style and Citation Manual for Writers of Genealogies and Family Histories, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, mfa, cg, (Salt Lake City: Scattered Leaves Press, 2017), which is available as a PDF that will be emailed to you within 24 hours for $5. Order from www.ScatteredLeavesPress.com. (This is a revised, expanded edition, so you if have an earlier edition from a previous class, you will still need to purchase this edition.)