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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction - 96 edition

Creative Nonfiction - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9781577663393

ISBN10: 157766339X

Creative Nonfiction by Philip Gerard - ISBN 9781577663393
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
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Creative Nonfiction by Philip Gerard - ISBN 9781577663393

ISBN13: 9781577663393

ISBN10: 157766339X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
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Nonfiction is in the facts. Creative nonfiction is in the telling. Philip Gerard walks this fine line with confidence, style and utter zeal...looking at the world with a reporter's unflinching eye and offering it up with all the skill of a master storyteller.

With the same clarity and passion, Gerard offers instruction and advice to help you create pieces so compelling, so engaging, readers will never forget them. He takes you with him on an assignment to show you how to uncover ''what really happened.'' And he shows you how to tell your story with power, grace and honesty.

Gerard also 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, 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'')
  • revise your work in light of what you know 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.

In addition, Gerard takes you on assignment with him for his article ''Hemingway's Paris--A Moveable Feast Revisited.'' Throughout the book you'll see, step by step, how the piece comes together. You'll experience Gerard's discoveries as he immerses himself in Hemingway's Paris, sits in the same cafe, gazes at the same statue.

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Gerard, Philip : University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Philip Gerard directs the Professional & Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous magazines, including New England Review/Breadloaf Quarterly and The World and I.

He has scripted shows for Globe Watch, and international affairs program, for PBS-affiliate WUNC-TV Chapel Hills, and some of his weekly radio essays have been broadcast on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Gerard is the author of a memoir Brilliant Passage, and three novels including Desert Kill.

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