Splash Biography

NANCY XU, Yale English Major

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Nancy and I have loved writing for as long as I can remember. My life's goal is to help as many people discover how to convey and develop their own ideas through writing and literature, and I hope I can spread the joy of these fields to you as well!

Past Classes

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A4401: How to Write a Novel (By starting with a sentence) in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
We all know that there's a difference between "Bill said he loves me," "Bill *said*, 'I love you.'" and "Bill said, '...I love you?'" In the context of a larger piece, these single sentences can make the difference between a charming love scene, a heart-prickling mystery, or a devastating ending -- perhaps all in the same turbulent story. This class is about the story within sentences. You will re-discover the rules of wordage as tools for you, the storyteller. We will begin with the basic elements of storytelling -- plot, characters, setting, conflict -- and build inward. By the end of this class, you will come away with several paragraphs of beautifully written, story-rich prose, no matter where you are in your journey as a writer.