An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of todayas creative nonfiction masters, including Gay Talese, A. J. Jacobs, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, and many more! Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in "Now Write! Nonfiction"aculled from the personal stashes of bestselling and critically acclaimed nonfiction authors like legendary essayist Gay Talese ("Thy Neighboras Wife); New York Times"abestselling authors A. J. Jacobs ("The Year of Living Biblically"), Ishmael Beah ("A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier"), and Reza Aslan ("No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam"); 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner John Matteson ("Edenas Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father"); creative nonfiction icon Lee Gutkind ("Creative Nonfiction" magazine); and many other top memoirists, journalists, and teachers of creative nonfiction. "Now Write! Nonfiction" will take you into the field with creative nonfictionas master practitioners: Peek inside Gay Taleseas mind, as he shares uu the awriteras road mapa he used to organize information for his classic book "Thy Neighboras Wife" and his seminal essay aFrank Sinatra Has a Cold.a A- Discover Lee Gutkindas simple trick, performed with a highlighter, that can help any writer identify whether their piece is truly showing action, or just atelling.a A- Learn about the important role of speculation and conjecture in creating lively nonfiction from Lisa Knapp. A- Use Daniel Nesteras Joan Didionainspired advice to create a deeper understanding of time and place when writing a personal essay.
An essential handbook for nonfiction writers.
Sherry Ellis is the editor of the acclaimed and widely popular Now Write! Fiction Writing Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers and has worked as a personal writing coach. Her author interviews have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Writer's Chronicle, Glimmer Train and AGNI, as well as other literary and arts magazines.