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Writing Creative Non-Fiction Essays with Sophie Cunningham

Everything you need to know about the creative possibilities in essay writing

Join award-winning writer Sophie Cunningham in this unique writing course all about crafting compelling and persuasive essays.

This workshop takes as its starting point the belief that all non-fiction is creative. It demands that a writer isolate particular details from a plethora of detail, that they elucidate broad and complex subjects. But how can we find an emotional connection to the facts, for both the writer and the reader? How do we find the patterns in a story that will help us communicate in a way that feels discursive and engaged rather than hectoring?

Through a series of dynamic writing exercises and insights into the creative form from your teacher, this workshop will encourage you to experiment with composition, structure and voice in your essay-writing.

The course is designed to take you 5-6 hours to complete, but can be accomplished in short stages, or at your convenience.


Your Instructor


Sophie Cunningham
Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham is a former publisher and editor and an award-winning writer. She is the author of five books, the most recent of which is City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest (2019). She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in the School Media and Communication in the College of Design and Social Context.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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