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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The title is slightly deceiving. This course is more of an exploration of creative non-fiction. However, this is the same thing that makes it very worth taking. Prof. Welsch provides a curriculum that truly highlights the process needed to create a piece in the non-fiction world. The building blocks laid out are easily understood and the Professor provides excellent personalized feedback and direction in learning the techniques presented.
The material comes from a very personal place, which makes the learning in this course hit home in many ways. I personally enjoyed the Meditation Project, wherein we had to create a piece in a nearly poetic form, utilizing chunks (that felt a lot like stanzas) and extended metaphors to explore something in our own lives. It really taught how writing can be organized in many ways to bring on meaning.
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Read everyone's works! It is a workshop style class. Actually reading the pieces and investing in your peers shows quite a bit in your own writing.