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The Unslanted Truth: a Conversation With Four Editors of Today's Premier Creative Nonfiction Literary Magazines

The Unslanted Truth: a Conversation With Four Editors of Today's Premier Creative Nonfiction Literary Magazines

Exploring Nonfiction Genres for Creative Writing

Posted by Melissa Donovan on February 24, 2015 ·<p>Nonfiction genres are growing!<p>Creative writing includes more than just fiction and poetry. <b>Creative</b> …

AWP: Writer's Chronicle Features Archive

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction<p>Kaylene Johnson | September 2004<p>Writers face all sorts of choices when they sit down to bear witness to the …

Literature

3 Important Privacy Issues in Memoir

<i><br>Today’s guest post is from author and professor Tracy Seeley. Her memoir,</i> My Ruby Slippers<i>, will soon be available from University of Nebraska Press.</i> …

Creative Nonfiction: How To Stay Out Of Trouble - Writer's Relief, Inc.

What is creative nonfiction? Lee Gutkind, editor of <i>Creative Nonfiction</i> magazine, sums it up best: “This is perhaps creative nonfiction’s greatest …

Context

Issue #0, Online Only<p>Context<p>Why It Matters<p>Context<p>On October 22 of this year, I discovered “The Facts of the Matter” via a Tweet that read, …

100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction

Essays, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, travel writing, history, cultural studies, nature writing--all fit under the broad heading of creative …

Literature

Creative non-fiction writing exercises

Writing Prompts<p>These prompts are intended to help inspire your creativity. Try your hand at any one of them or use them as quick ten minute writing …

Creative Nonfiction Writing Exercises

An Imagined Life<p>Begin an essay by imagining the life of someone close to you—a family member, a friend, mentor—before you knew them. Use your …

Are Good Writers Born or Made?

Are good writers born or made?<p>The question came from an editor interested in improving the quality of writing at her newspaper. It sounded plaintive. …

Uncivil War Over the Memoir

One year after the James Frey scandal became international news, the argument over standards for the memoir is as fierce and unsettled as ever.<p>The …

'The Line Between Fact and Fiction' revisited

One advantage of being a veteran writer is this experience: You will receive a message from a reader who has just read something you wrote long ago. …

Writing

Character Sketches: Putting People on the Page

In most newspaper stories, and even some magazine pieces, people are little more than a name, a title, age and address. "Janice Richardson, 35, …

What We're Reading: A Memoir That's Nowhere Near Normal

While most seven-year-olds find themselves caught up in the latest pre-teen pop sensations or busy with cartoons and hopscotch, Traci Foust couldn't escape her fascination with obsession. In a memoir titled <i>Nowhere Near Normal</i>, the author shares her lifelong struggle with obsessive-compulsive …

Mental Health

David Foster Wallace’s mind-blowing creative nonfiction syllabus: “This does not mean an essayist’s goal is to ‘share’ or ‘express herself’ or whatever feel-good term you got taught in high school”

EXCLUSIVE: Another from the DFW archive — you’ll love his literary email address and the super-smart reading list<p><b>Pomona College</b> <b><br>English 183D Spring, 2008</b><p><b>Logistics</b><p>Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00, Crookshank 207<br>Inst: David Wallace<br>Inst. Office, Phone, and Email: Crookshank 101, 607-8357, …

Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Melissa Donovan on July 23, 2015 ·<p>Guidelines for writing creative nonfiction.<p>Here at Writing Forward, we talk about three types of creative …

What Is Creative Nonfiction?

<b>AN INTRODUCTION</b><p>There are many ways to define the literary genre we call Creative Nonfiction. It is a genre that answers to many different names, …