Creative Nonfiction Now: Writing CNF In Today’s Environment

with Laurie Scheer

Saturday September 9, 2023 1:00pm US Central time • 1½ hour webinar

One-time Zoom webinar

Perfect for
Aspiring nonfiction writers of any genre

Writing creative nonfiction has become a national pastime. Writers are writing about topics that interest them and, in turn, interest their followers. Often their writing can lead to influencing readers regarding a number of topics. Those topics include memoirs, travel journals, raising awareness about social events, essays about current affairs, historical sites and studies, and so on. This workshop will provide you with the tools used by nonfiction writers to develop factual material, and will focus on current nonfiction writing that propels the publishing marketplace. You’ll participate in a live lecture, discussion, exchange of ideas, writing prompts, and a Q&A session.

If you missed Laurie’s earlier hit class, Writing Creative Nonfiction, this is your chance to get time with the master herself!

Some of Laurie’s career highlights

ABC Yale UCLA MTV New Nature Writers UW Madison Writer’s Digest Chicago Writer’s Association Nickelodeon Showtime Midwest Review

What you’ll learn

After this webinar, you’ll:

  • Know the precise definition of Creative Nonfiction

  • Understand why Creative Nonfiction is the essential genre for influencers

  • Be introduced to the popular topics Creative Nonfiction writers present

  • Begin to formulate your own Creative Nonfiction voice

Zoom schedule

Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.

  • Saturday September 9, 2023 1:00pm US Central time — 1 hour 30 minutes

How this workshop works

This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.

Student praise for Laurie Scheer

You have been a gift and a force for advancing the profession and wonder of authorship. Thank you for your contributions and guidance to the writing community.

—Robert B.

Inspiration, motivation, and creating nudging. This is what I experienced participating in Laurie's writing sessions. I have enjoyed connecting with other aspiring writers and having access to various sources of information to improve my own writing. Despite our fast-paced lives, Laurie encourages us to take the time to pause, reflect, and let the words flow out of our inner self.

—Paulina A.

Laurie Scheer is the best. She is a great listener as well as a great presenter/speaker. I had run into a creative roadblock and she has helped me get past it. I look forward to taking another class with her.

—William D.

Laurie Scheer helped me discover the bigger picture of my project—will be going full speed ahead.

—Marion F.

“Write your book.” Those three words from mentor extraordinaire Laurie Scheer got me through many dismal days. She is patient, down-to-earth, and so well versed in the ins and outs of everything writing. Through her I became part of a community when she referred me to people, blogs, and publications. In my year with Laurie I wrote two books, both of which will be published. Step by step: “Write your book”. I’m so grateful she is my guide, and you will be, too.

—Nancy B.

About Laurie Scheer

Laurie Scheer

Laurie Scheer is a book coach, developmental editor, publishing consultant, script analyst, co-founder of New Nature Writers, and a writer herself, having authored two books—Creative Careers in Hollywood and The Writer’s Advantage. She brings her decades of experience in the media and publishing industries to share with you, the writer.

Throughout her storied career, Laurie has worked as a producer and director of programming at ABC, Viacom, MTV, Nickelodeon, Showtime and AMC. She is a former vice president of programming for WE:Women’s Entertainment. She has also been involved in producing series for the web, films for video games, and other digital media, and has mentored many successful industry professionals.

Laurie has been a writing instructor at numerous universities across the US, from Yale to UCLA, and has taught both in-person and online writing classes for over two decades. As a professional speaker, she has appeared at annual conventions like the Willamette Writers Conference, The Great American PitchFest, RealScreen, Writer’s Digest Conferences, and Chicago area writers’ events, to name just a few. As the Director of UW Madison’s Writers’ Institute for over a decade, Laurie ran the writing conference that The Writer Magazine dubbed the “Best Writers’ Conference in the Midwest” in 2019. While at UW-Madison, Laurie served as the main creator and managing editor of The Midwest Prairie Review literary magazine, and was a writing mentor to hundreds of students in person and online.

Since 2021, Laurie co-founded New Nature Writers, an organization dedicated to writing to save our planet. She serves on the boards of the Wisconsin Writers Association and the Chicago Writers Association, and has been a planner, participant, and speaker with Women in Film & Video-DC since 2001.

Saturday September 9, 2023 1:00pm US Central time
1½ hour webinar

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