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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User Review  - cwlongshot - LibraryThing

A valuable lesson for writers of both fiction and especially nonfiction. Make mistakes in the outline so the need for deep rewrites is eliminated. While the concept is appealing, so far it hasn't worked for me. I will keep trying, perhaps after rereading the book. Read full review

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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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