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The Resource Creative nonfiction : researching and crafting stories of real life, Philip Gerard

Creative nonfiction : researching and crafting stories of real life, Philip Gerard

Label
Creative nonfiction : researching and crafting stories of real life
Title
Creative nonfiction
Title remainder
researching and crafting stories of real life
Statement of responsibility
Philip Gerard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gerard covers everything from getting the assignment to conducting a stirring interview to working with an editor - including how to go "where the story lives" to experience the first-hand emotional facts - sights, smells, sounds - that will give your story immediacy; find the right form for the story you want to tell - essay, memoir, nature piece, political analysis, investigative exposes, personality profile; write an opening that catches the reader's attention and an ending that leaves a lasting impression; craft an engaging story by applying fiction elements such as dialogue, plot and conflict; find a voice readers can trust, and a writing style that "sings"; write other people's stories. (Gerard addresses such ethical and legal questions as libel, privacy, "off the record"); and revise your work in light of what you know now ... re-envision what the story really is. Throughout, you'll find examples, advice and inspiration from some of today's greatest nonfiction writers - such as Terry Tempest Williams, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez and Ron Powers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerard, Philip
Dewey number
808/.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN145
LC item number
.G427 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Reportage literature
  • Feature writing
  • Authorship
Label
Creative nonfiction : researching and crafting stories of real life, Philip Gerard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is creative nonfiction anyhow? -- Finding an original subject -- Researching -- The art of the interview -- On assignment -- What form will it take? -- Telling a true story -- Putting yourself on the line -- Mystery and structure, style and attitude -- Revising- with and without an editor -- Law and ethics
Control code
33403954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781884910074
Lccn
95046303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Creative nonfiction : researching and crafting stories of real life, Philip Gerard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is creative nonfiction anyhow? -- Finding an original subject -- Researching -- The art of the interview -- On assignment -- What form will it take? -- Telling a true story -- Putting yourself on the line -- Mystery and structure, style and attitude -- Revising- with and without an editor -- Law and ethics
Control code
33403954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781884910074
Lccn
95046303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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