Author: Theodore A. Rees Cheney
Publisher: Ten Speed Pre
Keywords: nonfiction, crafting, techniques, fiction, writing, creative
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2000-12-01
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 1580082297
ISBN-13: 9781580082297

WRITING CREATIVE NON-FICTION outlines the tried-and-tested techniques that successful writers use to craft brilliant essays, articles and book-length works, making the tools of the trade accessible to those of us who have always dreamed of making our mark in publishing. Learn how to write gripping opening sentences, and use dialogue and even overheard conversations to bring characters to life on the page. Learn how you too can become a cultural critic, biographer or esteemed essayist.

Author: Mort Zachter
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Keywords: nonfiction, award, creative, writers, writing, programs, association, memoir, series, dough, awp
Number of Pages: 184
Published: 2007-09-25
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0820329347
ISBN-13: 9780820329345

Mort Zachter’s childhood revolved around a small shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side known in the neighborhood as "the day-old bread store." It was a bakery where nothing was baked, owned by his two eccentric uncles who referred to their goods as "the merchandise." Zachter grew up sleeping in the dinette of a leaking Brooklyn tenement. He lived a classic immigrant story one of a close-knit, working-class family struggling to make it in America. Only they were rich.In Dough, Zachter chronicles the life-altering discovery made at age thirty-six that he was heir to several million dol

Authors:Kathy Pike, G. Jean Mumper,
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Keywords: informational, texts, nonfiction, writing, using, curriculum, reading, across, practical, come, alive, making, approach
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2003-08-24
List price: $33.99
ISBN-10: 0205366090
ISBN-13: 9780205366095

Short but yet informative, this practical text has many ideas and suggestions for the teaching and learning of nonfiction the classroom.

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: vol, nonfiction, creative
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2007-07-17
List price: $15.95
ISBN-10: 0393330036
ISBN-13: 9780393330038

Narrative nonfiction at its cutting-edge best from writers at the cusp of recognition and fame. Lee Gutkind, proclaimed the "Godfather behind creative nonfiction" by Vanity Fair, along with the staff of his landmark journal Creative Nonfiction, has culled alternative publications, ’zines, blogs, podcasts, literary journals, and other often overlooked publications in search of new voices and innovative ideas—essays and articles written with panache and power. "The Truth About Cops and Dogs," by Rebecca Skloot, describes a vicious pack of wild dogs, pr

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: vol, nonfiction, creative
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2008-07-17
List price: $15.95
ISBN-10: 0393330249
ISBN-13: 9780393330243

"Blending precise research and astute observation with flavorful, fascinating narratives."—Publishers Weekly, starred review (for Vol. 1) From Lee Gutkind, the "Godfather behind creative narrative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair), and the staff of the landmark literary journal Creative Nonfiction comes this fresh collection of fact-based personal narratives, mined from literary blogs, ’zines, and other fringe publications. In "My Glove: A Biography," Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak and a Wall Street Journal reporter, traces the history of his baseball glove—"the one thing I w

Author: Ira Glass
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Keywords: nonfiction, kings, new
Number of Pages: 455
Published: 2007-10-02
List price: $16.00
ISBN-10: 1594482675
ISBN-13: 9781594482670

A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure-capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire.

Author: Christopher Anderson
Publisher: de.MO
Keywords: nonfiction
Number of Pages: 104
Published: 2008-04-01
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0970576811
ISBN-13: 9780970576811

In November 2002, combat photographer Christopher Anderson had a chance encounter with a Holga, a plastic toy camera manufactured in China. Expecting it to be nothing more than a game, Anderson quickly found a kind of freedom with the plastic camera that differed greatly from his usual work as a war photographer. "My work requires a certain intellectual engagement in trying to visually communicate information both literal and emotional. But I found something very different with this camera. Because it’s a toy, I couldn’t control it the way I normally would. I couldn’t take pic
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