The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality (Wiley Books for Writers)

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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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A blueprint for writing creative nonfiction-and getting it sold Creative nonfiction is writing that seeks to tell true stories in a style as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. Lee Gutkind, a pioneer in writing and teaching creative nonfiction, explores all facets of writing in this increasingly popular genre-which includes essays, criticism, literary journalism, memoir, narrative history, and more. Gutkind discusses everything from finding a saleable subject to creative research to writing techniques. He then turns his attention to getting the work in print, with tips on how to approach book and magazine publishers, work with editors, and find an agent. LEE GUTKIND (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He founded two literary journals-Pennsylvania Review and Creative Nonfiction-and has written 5 previous books, including the award-winning Many Sleepless Nights.

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A complete guide to the art and craft of creative nonfiction--from one of its pioneer practitioners

The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate and informative as reportage, yet as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. In this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including: Guidelines for choosing provocative--and salable--topics Smart research techniques--including advice on conducting penetrating interviews and using electronic research tools Tips for focusing and structuring a piece for maximum effectiveness Advice on working successfully with editors and literary agents

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