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Award-winning authors reveal the specialized art of creative nonfiction Readers will learn how to find a distinctive voice, discover stories in impossible places, avoid cliches and discover fresh language, and more Features a wealth of prompts and writing exercises New to this edition is a chapter on print and digital publication
Table of Contents
Introduction: Where to Begin Part I: Unearthing Your Material 1. The Body of Memory 2. Writing the Family 3. Writing the Physical World 4. Gathering the Threads of History 5. Writing the Arts 6. Writing the Larger World Part II: The Forms of Creative Nonfiction 7. The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction (expanded) 8. The Personal Essay 9. The Lyric Essay 10. The Basics of Personal Reportage Part III: Honing Your Craft 11. The Basics of Good Writing in Any Form 12. The Writing Process and Revision 13. The Writing Group 14. Publication (new chapter) Last Words Bibliography (expanded) Index