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Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

Sherry Ellis


PUBLISHED: 24th December 2009
ISBN: 9781585427581
ANNOTATION:
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.
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PUBLISHED: 24th December 2009
ISBN: 9781585427581
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

An essential handbook for nonfiction writers.

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
Sherry Ellis
Short Title
NOW WRITE NONFICTION
Language
English
ISBN-10
1585427586
ISBN-13
9781585427581
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-12-31
Audience Age
18-17
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Tarcher
Subtitle
Memoir, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers
Pages
272
Audience
General/Trade
Series
Now Write!