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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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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Book details

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: 1.166
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;

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
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
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"
"Tino & Papi,"
Discovery and Details
Revising for Discovery
Writing Prompts: Discovery
From Building Blocks to Complete Essay
The Memoir Essay
Examining the Memoir Essay
"Thumb-Sucking Girl,"
Writing Your Own Memoir Essay
But "Who Cares?"
Writing Prompts: Memoir
The Literary Journalism Essay
Examining the Literary Journalism Essay
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
Other Strategies
Writing Prompts: Narrative Structure
The Anthology
The Brief Essay
"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"
"Difficult Decisions"
"Reading History to My Mother"
"The Courage of Turtles"
"Where Worlds Collide"
"Biography of a Dress"
"The Search for Marvin Gardens"
"Three Pokes of a Thistle"
"The Drama Bug"
"The Knife"
"42 Tattoos"
"Mother Tongue"
"The Clan of One-Breasted Women"
Essays on the Craft of Creative Nonfiction
"Making the Truth Believable"
"Toward a Definition of Creative Nonfiction"
"Memoir? Fiction? Where's the Line?"
Notes on the Authors
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