A complete guide to the art and craft of creative nonfiction from one of its pioneer practitioners.
The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate and informative as reportage, yet as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. In this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including:
- Guidelines for choosing provocative and salable topics
- Smart research techniques, including advice on conducting penetrating interviews and using a variety of research tools
- Tips for focusing and structuring a piece for maximum effectiveness
- Advice on working successfully with editors and literary agents