Truth of the Matter Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0321277619

ISBN-13: 9780321277619

Edition: 2007

Authors: Dinty W. Moore
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Description: This introduction to creative nonfiction illustrates the influence of individual voice and narrative strategies on nonfiction prose.nbsp; Essays from contemporary nonfiction writers such as Henry Louis Gates, Norma Elia Cantuacute;, Pico Iyer, Joan Didion, and others are integrated directly into the text to illustrate concepts.nbsp; Individual chapters are devoted to detail and description, characterization and scene, distinctive voice, intimate point-of-view, and the various ways in which writers discover the significance or universality of their work.nbsp; For writers wanting to explore creative nonfiction.

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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Dinty W. Moore is a professor and the director of the creative writing program at Ohio University. He is the author of several books, includingThe Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative NonfictionandThe Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still. nbsp;

Preface
About the Author
About Creative Nonfiction
True Stories, Innovative Forms
Basic Forms of Creative Nonfiction
The Art of Narrative
The Narrative Craft
The Truth of the Matter
Curiosity and Passion: The Indispensable Tools
What Makes Nonfiction Creative?
A Way of Seeing
More than "Just the Facts"
Creative Nonfiction versus Standard Journalism: An Illustration
Honesty, Memory, and the Stranger in the Room
Writing Prompts: What Is Creative Nonfiction?
Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction
Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction: Detail and Description
Detail and Description
Specific and Particular
"Injection,"
Revising for Detail and Description
Writing Prompts: Detail and Description
Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction: Characterization and Scene
Characterization through Dialogue
"A Dramatic Dogalog,"
Characterization through Action
"Drink It,"
Scene: Letting the Facts Speak for Themselves
Revising for Scene
Writing Prompts: Characterization through Dialogue
Writing Prompts: Characterization through Action
Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction: Distinctive Voice and Intimate Point of View
Distinctive Voice
"Pop Art,"
Intimate Point of View
"Sunday,"
Revising for Voice and Point of View
Writing Prompts: Distinctive Voice and Intimate Point of View
Building Blocks of Creative Nonfiction: Discovery
What You "Make of It"
"Solstice,"
"Tino & Papi,"
Discovery and Details
Revising for Discovery
Writing Prompts: Discovery
From Building Blocks to Complete Essay
The Memoir Essay
Examining the Memoir Essay
"Genesis,"
"Thumb-Sucking Girl,"
Writing Your Own Memoir Essay
But "Who Cares?"
Writing Prompts: Memoir
The Literary Journalism Essay
Examining the Literary Journalism Essay
"Hope,"
From "Where Worlds Collide,"
Writing Your Own Literary Journalism Essay
Writing Prompts: Literary Journalism
The Personal Essay
Examining the Personal Essay
"The Meadow"
"In Bed"
Writing Your Own Personal Essay
Writing Prompts: Personal Essay
Revision and Narrative Structure
On Serious Revision
Revision and Narrative Structure
Braiding
Collage
Frame
Other Strategies
Writing Prompts: Narrative Structure
The Anthology
The Brief Essay
"Alive"
"You'll Love the Way We Fly"
"Dumber Than"
"The Stories Tell the Land"
The Conventional Length Essay
"Notes of a Native Son"
"Out There"
"Silent Dancing"
"Living Like Weasels"
"Somehow Form a Family"
"What They Don't Tell You About Hurricanes"
"Mirrorings"
"Difficult Decisions"
"Reading History to My Mother"
"The Courage of Turtles"
"Where Worlds Collide"
"Biography of a Dress"
"Brothers"
"The Search for Marvin Gardens"
"Three Pokes of a Thistle"
"Buckeye"
"The Drama Bug"
"The Knife"
"42 Tattoos"
"Mother Tongue"
"The Clan of One-Breasted Women"
Essays on the Craft of Creative Nonfiction
"Seeing"
"Making the Truth Believable"
"Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction"
"Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?"
Notes on the Authors
Credits
Index
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