Writing Dramatic Nonfiction

Recognising that dramatic or creative nonfiction is now an important part of the literary landscape, this book teaches writers how to best craft exciting true accounts.

Author: William Noble

Publisher: Paul s Eriksson

ISBN: UOM:39015049999728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Dramatic nonfiction is the relating of factual information in a manner that makes it as gripping as fiction. Using the techniques and guidelines offered in this book, writers will be able to create nonfiction works that rise to the level of great literature without sacrificing credibility. Dramatic techniques such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, character development, and scene intercuts are explained, and guidelines for the use of such devices are furnished. Recognising that dramatic or creative nonfiction is now an important part of the literary landscape, this book teaches writers how to best craft exciting true accounts.

Writing for Story

This lively, easy-to-follow guid combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists—and more experienced ones, too—will find immensely helpful: Stalking the ...

Author: Jonathan Franklin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452272955

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The new "nonfiction"—the adaptation of storytelling techniques to journalistic articles in the manner of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and John McPhee—is an innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. And now Jon Franklin, himself a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success. Franklin shows how to make factual pieces come alive by applying the literary techniques of complication/resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, and pace. He illustrates his points with a close analysis and annotation of two of his most acclaimed stories, so that the reader can see, step-by-step, just how they were created. This lively, easy-to-follow guid combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists—and more experienced ones, too—will find immensely helpful: Stalking the true short story Drafting an effective outline Structuring the rough copy Polishing like a pro and the tips, tools, and techniques that will put your stories on the cutting edge

A Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

... Creative Nonfiction : Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life by Philip Gerard The Art of Creative Nonfiction : Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality by Lee Gutkind Writing Dramatic Nonfiction by William Noble Writing ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

by Nan Phifer Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life by Philip Gerard The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality by Lee Gutkind Writing Dramatic Nonfiction by William Noble ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams

The Fast Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

This is a must-have reference book for writers...sets the industry standard. ... —William Noble, author of Writing Dramatic Nonfiction ❝If you follow Steve Mettee's advice in this book, you're soon going to need a copy of my book.

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781610350501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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"A step-by-step guide through the process of proposing a book to a publisher, this straightforward and accessible work helps aspiring authors get their nonfiction work published quickly. Packed with specific examples of proposals, query letters, publishing contracts, and more, this reference addresses the many questions authors have in this digital age. Written by a seasoned editor and used in publishing classes at numerous universities, the book is a proven tool for nonfiction book authors. A glossary of key terms, a list of selected books for further reading, and a book proposal checklist are also included"--

The Portable Writer s Conference

These fictional techniques have but one purpose : to make a story more exciting , more dramatic and more telling on the reader . No one need groan about writing — or reading - nonfiction any longer ; it could be the best game in town .

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1884956572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

Writing Creative Nonfiction

With the demand for content in both traditional and emerging medias at an all-time high, you too can become a cultural critic, biographer, or esteemed essayist with the help of this indispensable guide.

Author: Theodore Albert Rees Cheney

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017215309

Category: Creative nonfiction

Page: 271

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What do writers as diverse as Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, and Hunter S. Thompson have in common? All are masters of the art of writing creative nonfiction, capable of infusing the most prosaic of topics with wit, poignancy, and style. "Writing Creative Nonfiction" outlines the tried-and-true techniques that such writers use to craft brilliant essays, articles, and book-length works, making the tools of trade accessible to those of us who have always dreamed of making our mark in publishing. You'll learn how to write gripping opening sentences; use dialogue and even overheard conversations to bring characters to life on the page: and conduct and incorporate research to add depth and breadth to your work. With the demand for content in both traditional and emerging medias at an all-time high, you too can become a cultural critic, biographer, or esteemed essayist with the help of this indispensable guide.

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

Old Dominion University Norfolk , Virginia http://al.odu.edu/mfacw/ M.F.A. , three years ( 54 degree hours ) , in nonfiction , dramatic writing , poetry , and fiction . University of Virginia Charlottesville , Virginia ...

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418430

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

Publish Your Family History

A StepbyStep Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors Dina C Carson. Noble, William. ... Writing Dramatic Non-Fiction. ... Pyne, Stephen J. Voice & Vision: A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Nonfiction.

Author: Dina C Carson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781622878253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

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If you have stories to share with your family, whether you have been researching a short time or a long time, this book will: * take you through the four stages of publishing projects * show you how publishing works * help you pick a project to publish * lead you through a research review to see what you have and what you still need to tell the stories in a compelling way * give you the skills to become a good storyteller * lead you through the process of editing * instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to look like it was professionally published and * help you spread the word that you have a book available Everything you need to write and publish your family history. Keywords: family history, genealogy, write a family history, write a genealogy, publish your family history, how to self-publish, book publishing, storytelling, book marketing, designing a book

Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World

In the book Writing Dramatic Nonfiction, William Noble writes: If conflict is necessary for fiction to work, why shouldn«t the same be true with nonfiction? Conflict is a device for developing drama, and all writers¦fiction writers as ...

Author: Seth Gitner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317517955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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Multimedia Storytelling for Digital Communicators in a Multiplatform World is a unique guide for all students who need to master visual communication through multiple media and platforms. Every communication field now requires students to be fluent in visual storytelling skill sets, and as the present-day media adapt to a multiplatform world (with ever-increasing delivery systems from desktops to cell phones), students specializing in different forms of communication are discovering the power of merging new multimedia technology with very old and deep-rooted storytelling concepts. Award-winning journalist and multimedia professor Seth Gitner provides students with the tools for successfully realizing this merger, from understanding conflict, characters, and plot development to conducting successful interviews, editing video in post-production, and even sourcing royalty-free music and sound effects. Incorporating how-to’s on everything from website and social media optimization to screenwriting, Multimedia Storytelling aims to be a resource for any student who needs to think and create visually, in fields across broadcast and digital journalism, film, photography, advertising, and public relations. The book also includes a range of supplemental material, including wide-ranging skills exercises for each chapter, interviews with seasoned professionals, key terms, and review questions.

Writers and Artists Hideouts

Nonfiction Book Proposal —byStephen Blake Mettee Mettee, a seasoned book editor and publisher, cuts to the chase and ... Keep the book close by, because you'll use it—guaranteed!d —William Noble, author of Writing Dramatic Nonfiction ...

Author: Andrea Brown

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610351164

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Literary agent Andrea Brown combines her love of travel and adventure with her search for perfect places to seduce the muse and delivers a charming, practical guide that enlightens the curious traveler and provides astute advice from editors, literary agents, authors, illustrators, art directors, and other creative people on harnessing one's creativity.

Documentary Storytelling

This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including Super Size Me, Murderball, So Much So Fast, and When the Levees Broke ...

Author: Sheila Curran Bernard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136042348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Documentary Storytelling is unique in offering an in-depth look at story and structure as applied not to Hollywood fiction, but to films and videos based on factual material and the drama of real life. With the growing popularity of documentaries in today's global media marketplace, demand for powerful and memorable storytelling has never been greater. This practical guide offers advice for every stage of production, from research and proposal writing to shooting and editing, and applies it to diverse subjects and film styles, from vérité and personal narrative to archival histories and more. Filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's career and the experiences of some of today's top documentarians, Documentary Storytelling includes special interview chapters with Ric Burns, Jon Else, Nick Fraser, Susan Froemke, Sam Pollard, Onyekachi Wambu and other film professionals. This second edition has been brought up to date with a more international focus, a look at lower-budget independent filmmaking, and consideration of newer films including Super Size Me, Murderball, So Much So Fast, and When the Levees Broke.

Professional Feature Writing

Writing for story: Craft secrets of dramatic nonfiction by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. New York: Mentor. Free-lance writer sentenced for selling phony stories. (1993, April 24) Editor & Publisher, 126(17), 72.

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415998987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. It looks at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines.

Introduction to Media Production

INTRODUCTION Scriptwriting can be divided into two basic categories: fiction and nonfiction. ... Fiction scripts generally present dramatic stories imaginatively invented by the scriptwriter. Nonfiction scripts often convey information ...

Author: Robert B. Musburger, PhD

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136053146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 504

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Introduction to Media Production, Third Edition, provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. Offering both hands-on instruction and theoretical information, it provides a sound basis for the techniques, operations, and philosophies of media production in the new digital environment. The new edition has been updated throughout with detailed information on how digital processes have changed everything from shooting to editing to finishing. It includes content on the Internet, writing for the Internet, Graphics and Animation.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2020

All contests are open only to those writers whose work was published in the magazine the previous year. ... A quarterly international journal of contemporary writing—fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and translation.

Author: Amy Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593191040

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2020 is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 39th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Interviews with bestselling authors N.K. Jemisin, Min Jin Lee, James Patterson, and Curtis Sittenfeld. • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing. • Articles on creating antagonistic characters and settings. • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Narrative nonfiction is a wide genre, which can embrace autobiography, biography, investigative journalism, ... In relation to fiction, narrative nonfiction and the drama documentary, critics and writers continue to debate whether these ...

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

Reading and Writing Cancer How Words Heal

... The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life; Jonathan Franklin, Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction; and Mark Kramer and Wendy Call, eds., Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' ...

Author: Susan Gubar

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246995

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist. Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease. From a writer whose own memoir, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, was described by the New York Times Book Review as “moving and instructive…and incredibly brave,” this volume opens a path to healing.

The Art of Creative Nonfiction

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- ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471113565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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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 electronic research tools * Tips for focusing and structuring a piece for maximum effectiveness * Advice on working successfully with editors and literary agents

2013 Writer s Market

Works with new/unpublished writers. A quarterly international journal of contemporary writing—fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and translation. Readership: public and university libraries, individual subscriptions, ...

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 922

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The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published The 2013 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you'll find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the business of writing. It's the most information we've ever jammed into one edition! You'll find advice on pitching agents and editors, finding money for your writing in unexpected places, and promoting your writing. Plus, you'll learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes a self-publishing checklist, submission tracker, family tree of the major book publishers, and helpful charts. "Writer's Market can save you a lifetime of collecting, sorting, and updating industry info, and it's jam-packed with the things you need, including hard-earned advice from those in the field. As a result, Writer's Market gives you time--that most precious commodity for all writers--so you can turn your attention to the cultivation of your talent." --Julianna Baggott, author of Pure, Girl Talk and The Prince of Fenway Park PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.