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You can't make this stuff up : the complete guide to writing creative nonfiction--from memoir to literary journalism and everything in between

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Introduces the genre of creative nonfiction and suggests techniques for writing stylized true stories, offering writing exercises and advice on scheduling, selecting subjects, framing, and editing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Gutkind
ISBN: 9780738215549 0738215546 9780738215860 0738215864
OCLC Number: 744287963
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is creative nonfiction? The birth of the godfather ; The definition debate ; The fastest-growing genre ; Truth or--
; Truth and fact ; The creative nonfiction police ; Schedules ; The creative nonfiction pendulum : from personal to public ; The public or "big idea" ; Widening the pendulum's swing ; The creative nonfiction way of life ; Selecting subjects to write about ; The tribulations of the writer at work ; It's the story, stupid! ; It's the information, stupid ; And finally, a gentle reminder --
The writing and revising and writing and revising part : how to do it. How to read ; The building blocks ; The yellow (or highlighting) test ; A famous and memorable scene ; To highlight or not to highlight : that is the question ; Intimate details ; Inner point of view ; Reflection ; Recreation or "reconstruction"? ; The narrative line and the hook ; The story determines the research information--
the facts--
you gather and provide --
Framing : the second part of structure (after scenes) ; Main point of focus ; First lede, real lead : a creative nonfiction experiment precipitated by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald ; Now that I know everything I ever wanted to know about creative nonfiction, what happens next? ; A final word : read this book again.
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