Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality

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A pioneer in the writing and teaching of nonfiction presents a practical guide to composing creative nonfiction that covers the entire process--from initial psychological preparation to marketing a finished piece. Written in an engaging style, the book provides pertinent information on conducting research, using interviews, "immersion journalism," cinematic writing, the ethical and moral concerns of writing subjective truth and more. Features examples culled from the author's journal, Creative Nonfiction, to ...
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A pioneer in the writing and teaching of nonfiction presents a practical guide to composing creative nonfiction that covers the entire process--from initial psychological preparation to marketing a finished piece. Written in an engaging style, the book provides pertinent information on conducting research, using interviews, "immersion journalism," cinematic writing, the ethical and moral concerns of writing subjective truth and more. Features examples culled from the author's journal, Creative Nonfiction, to illustrate writing techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471113560
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Wiley Books for Writers
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 709,399
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

LEE GUTKIND is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh, the first school to grant an M.F.A. degree in creative nonfiction. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, among numerous other grants and awards. Mr. Gutkind is the author of five previous books, including Many Sleepless Nights, winner of the American Heart Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Journalism.
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Table of Contents

THE CREATIVE PART.

For Writers, Thinkers, Silent Observers (and Other People with Stories to Tell).

A Definition of the Genre--The Boundaries of the Profession.

The Devices of Creative Nonfiction.

Scenes: The Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction.

Framing.

Main Point of Focus.

THE NONFICTION PART.

Information Transfer and the Personal Point of View.

Think Globally--Act Locally.

Getting Started.

Immersion.

Interviewing.

The Elusive Truth.

In Conclusion.

Appendices.

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