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

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Plume, 1986 - Education - 284 pages
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The new 'nonfiction' - the adaptation of storytelling techniques to journalistic articles in the manner of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and John McPhee - is an innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. Jon Franklin shares the secrets of his success. Franklin shows how to make factual pieces come alive by applying the literary techniques of complication/resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, and pace. He illustrates his points with a close analysis and annotation of two of his most acclaimed stories, so that the reader can see, step-by-step, just how they were created.

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Best book on non-fiction writing I've ever read. - Goodreads
worth reading for tips on technique. - Goodreads
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This book was required reading for one of my college classes, and I loved it. Franklin teachers writers how to write nonfiction like fiction. He wrote Pulitzer Prize stories, including "The Ballad of Old Man Peters." This is one of my favorites stories and I reread it periodically for inspiration. 

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This book slipped into my writing bag when I needed it most - when, frustrated by my inability to find the story in my stories, I decided to begin a self-directed apprenticeship. In this book, Jon ... Read full review

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Contents

The New School for Writers
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Mrs Kellys Monster
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The Ballad of Old Man Peters
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Copyright

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The Truth: Franklin: Writing for Story
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After 12 years on the writing and teaching circuit--from College Park to Corvallis to Carolina--Jon Franklin '70, Maryland's master nonfiction storyteller, ...
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Copyright © 2004 by the University of Nebraska Press. All rights reserved. River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 5.1 (2003) 76-120 ...
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