You Can't Make This Stuff Up

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

eBook - 2012
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From the “Godfather behind Creative Nonfiction” (Vanity Fair) and founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction Magazine: a how-to guide for every aspect of creative nonfiction
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780738215860
0738215864
Characteristics: 1 online resource (289 p.)
Contents: What is creative nonfiction? The birth of the godfather ; The definition debate ; The fastest-growing genre ; Truth or
; Truth and fact ; The creative nonfiction police ; Schedules ; The creative nonfiction pendulum : from personal to public ; The public or "big idea" ; Widening the pendulum's swing ; The creative nonfiction way of life ; Selecting subjects to write about ; The tribulations of the writer at work ; It's the story, stupid! ; And finally, a gentle reminder
The writing and revising and writing and revising part : how to do it. How to read ; The building blocks ; The yellow (or highlighting) test ; A famous and memorable scene ; To highlight or not to highlight : that is the question ; Intimate details ; Inner point of view ; Reflection ; Recreation or "reconstruction"? ; The narrative line and the hook ; The story determines the research information
the facts
you gather and provide
Framing : the second of structure (after scenes) ; Main point of focus ; First lede, real lead : a creative nonfiction experiment precipitated by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald ; Now that I know everything I ever wanted to know about creative nonfiction, what happens next? ; A final word : read this book again.
Summary: From the “Godfather behind Creative Nonfiction” (Vanity Fair) and founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction Magazine: a how-to guide for every aspect of creative nonfiction

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