You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction -- from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780738215860

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ON SALE: August 14th 2012

Genre: Nonfiction / Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing


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From “the godfather behind creative nonfiction” (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, “reminiscent of Stephen King’s fiction handbook On Writing” (Kirkus). Whether you’re writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect of the genre. Invaluable tools and exercises illuminate key steps, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work.

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