9781428231054

Creative Nonfiction A Guide to Form, Content, and Style, with Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9781428231054

  • ISBN10:

    1428231056

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

CREATIVE NONFICTION thoroughly explains the processes that creative writers of nonfiction use in approaching their topics so students can use the techniques in many different writing situations--from first-year composition or service-learning courses to creative writing workshops, feature writing, and memoir writing. Part I covers the essentials of style, content, and form. In Part II, each chapter introduces a new form of creative nonfiction and offers samples drawn from a diverse array of essays. Exercises and prompts help students use this form in their own writing. Part II guides students in revising their drafts, both individually and collaboratively. Throughout the text, the author speaks to the reader as a fellow practitioner and coach, offering insight into what it is like to write professionally in a variety of situations.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents
Preface for Instructors
Preface for Students: How to Use This Book
What Makes Creative Nonfiction Creative?
A Creative Presentation Of The Truth
An Engaging Voice And Style
Language
Exposition and Scene
""Knoxville: Summer of 1915"" by James Agee
Inspirations: Being There
Imagery
Inspirations: Don''t Be So Literal
Dialogue
""Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood,"" by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Inspirations: What Did You Say?
An Interesting Centra
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