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Elements of Narrative Nonfiction: How to Write and Sell the Novel of True Events
     

Elements of Narrative Nonfiction: How to Write and Sell the Novel of True Events

by Peter Rubie
 

Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years—"In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead"—and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create

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Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years—"In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead"—and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction "novel." (An earlier version of this book was published under the title "Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction." This version has been extensively reworked.)

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"Brings the intricacies of narrative nonfiction to light in an easy-to-use fashion. . . . engages through Rubie's wonderful writing style. Don't miss this book if you are writing true adventure, biography, history, memoir, military, travel or true crime." —www.BellaOnline.com
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Peter has extensively revised and expanded the book to include case histories . . . as well as plenty of hands-on advice. Worth checking out!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884956911
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
974,390
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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