J243 Advanced Narrative/Book Writing

Enrollment dependent upon faculty approval; details to follow.


“Writing the Non-Fiction Book” is a class for the writer who has a well-thought-out and original subject for a book, a narrative strategy for making it catch the attention of a general audience, and the determination and self-discipline to put that subject on paper at book length. The basic work of the course will be workshopping several drafts of a book proposal, and a magazine-length piece based on your book-in-progress. Taking the class is by permission only. To get into the class, please send me, before Thanksgiving, a sample of your writing and a short (500 words or so) description of a book idea that you believe will appeal to a commercial publisher. If I agree, I’d love to have you in the course. But if your idea is not likely to find a publisher, you’ll be better off taking one of the many other classes offered in the spring semester. Feel free to contact me at adamhochschild@earthlink.net with any questions. A much fuller description of the course will be posted at the J-School website.



Time:  M 9:00 - 12:00

Location:  B30 North Gate

Class Number:  10883

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  

Restrictions & Prerequisites