You Can't Make This Stuff up

You Can't Make This Stuff up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the genre of creative nonfiction and suggests techniques for writing stylized true stories, offering writing exercises and advice on scheduling, selecting subjects, framing, and editing.

Perseus Publishing
From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.

From the “Godfather behind Creative Nonfiction” (Vanity Fair) and founder and editor ofCreative Nonfiction Magazine: a how-to guide for every aspect of creative nonfiction

Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780738215549
Characteristics: xviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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