Writing for story: craft secrets of dramatic nonfiction by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

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New American Library, May 5, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 284 pages
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It's the new nonfiction: the creative hybrid combining the readability and excitement of fiction with the best of expository prose; the innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. In this book, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story shares his secrets.

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Best book on non-fiction writing I've ever read. - Goodreads
worth reading for tips on technique. - Goodreads
I enjoy reading books on the craft of writing. - Goodreads

Review: Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction

User Review  - Rena - Goodreads

After going through a year in a very good writing program, I saw this book and was completely dumbfounded why I'd never heard of it. Of all the books I've read on writing, this one may prove the most ... Read full review

Review: Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction

User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

I loved this book, despite what others might characterize as a narrowly tight formula for constructing story. For me it was mind-opening. And worth multiple read-throughs and even study for perfecting one's own story writing ability. Read full review

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PREFACE
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The New School for Writers
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The Outline
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