Keep It Real

Keep It Real

Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction

Book - 2008
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WW Norton
The one guide every creative nonfiction writer needs to turn to when being "creative."

Baker & Taylor
Citing recent challenges to the classical process of writing autobiographically, an analysis of the discipline of writing creative nonfiction evaluates its boundaries in order to clarify how to write both truthfully and artfully.

Norton Pub
Writers of memoir and narrative nonfiction are experiencing difficult days with the discovery that some well-known works in the genre contain exaggerations—or are partially fabricated. But what are the parameters of creative nonfiction? Keep It Real begins by defining creative nonfiction. Then it explores the flexibility of the form—the liberties and the boundaries that allow writers to be as truthful, factual, and artful as possible. A succinct but rich compendium of ideas, terms, and techniques, Keep It Real clarifies the ins and outs of writing creative nonfiction. Starting with acknowledgment of sources, running through fact-checking, metaphor, and navel gazing, and ending with writers' responsibilities to their subjects, this book provides all the information you need to write with verve while remaining true to your story.
The one guide every creative nonfiction writer needs to turn to when being "creative."

Book News
Gutkind and Fletcher, founder and managing editor, respectively, of Creative Nonfiction, gather published nonfiction writers to discuss the parameters of the genre. The book begins with a history of the genre, then explores the potential of the form, while examining the boundaries that help writers to be as artful and factual as possible. Brief, essay-length chapters, often humorous in style, discuss aspects such as composite characters, defamation and libel, family members as characters, montage writing, and the writer's responsibility to his or her subjects. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Citing recent challenges to the classical process of writing autobiographically, an analysis of the discipline of writing creative nonfiction evaluates its boundaries in order to clarify how to write both truthfully and artfully. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065619
0393065618
Branch Call Number: 808.02 KEE
Characteristics: 167 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Buck, Hattie Fletcher
Gutkind, Lee

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