Follow the Story How to Write Successful Nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0684850672

ISBN-13: 9780684850672

Edition: 1998

Authors: James B. Stewart

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InFollow the Story,bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing. It is the indispensable guide to writing successful nonfiction books, articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction -- techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Storyexamines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to "sell" ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

James B. Stewart lives in New York.

Introduction
Curiosity
Ideas
Proposals
Gathering Information
Leads
Transitions
Structure
Description
Dialogue
Anecdotes
Humor and Pathos
Endings
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
Index
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