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The Art of Creative Nonfiction

The Art of Creative NonfictionWriting and Selling the Literature of Reality

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

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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