Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction

September 29, 2019 - Comment

This innovative book teaches students how to write informative and engaging nonfiction that emphasizes voice and creativity and incorporates observation, research, memory, and point of view. Writing True serves as a valuable core textbook or a supplement for any creative writing or composition course with an emphasis on creative nonfiction. A solid pedagogical approach shows

This innovative book teaches students how to write informative and engaging nonfiction that emphasizes voice and creativity and incorporates observation, research, memory, and point of view. Writing True serves as a valuable core textbook or a supplement for any creative writing or composition course with an emphasis on creative nonfiction. A solid pedagogical approach shows students how to be true to capturing the real world with integrity and creativity. The first part of the book, “Writing Creative Nonfiction,” offers ten chapters of practical guidance, skill-building exercises, and ideas to help writers develop their creativity. The second part of the book, “Reading Creative Nonfiction,” contains an anthology divided into Memoir, Personal Essay, Portrait, Essay of Place, and Literary Journalism. Selections include works by Nora Ephron, Tracy Kidder, Eric Liu, David Sedaris, and other well-known masters of the creative nonfiction genre. The anthology also includes a section entitled “Stories of Craft,” with four prominent writers, including John Irving and Sue Miller, describing the challenges and rewards of writing creative nonfiction.

Product Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Comments

Anonymous says:

A Nonfiction Writer’s Essential I’m in the middle of my Nonfiction Workshop class, but it’s already abundantly clear that this book is essential to Nonfiction writing. The book breaks down terms and details about how to start and move through your nonfiction piece. It also includes essays from other writers as examples. This book is laid out great to take notes, and fits in purses and back pockets as easily as backpacks. I HIGHLY recommend this book for how it delivers ideas and pieces and how easily everything a nonfiction…

Anonymous says:

The print/font size is way too small. I won’t … The print/font size is way too small. I won’t even bother to read it actually because of that only reason. Even with my reading glasses, it’s just overall way too crammed in. I’d rather have the page number be larger and up the font size.

Anonymous says:

It hit the spot I bought this for my dad. He called me a few months later to tell me that it really helped him. He said, “It hit the spot.” Whatever that means. He’s an aspiring writer. From all of the projects he has explained to me, he is interested in writing everything from self-help books to screen plays. I don’t know what this book has helped him with specifically though.

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