To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

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This text engages with current conversations in the popular field of creative nonfiction, which ranges across memoir and biography, the essay, and literary journalism. Designed to meet the growing need resulting from a burgeoning interest in narrative nonfiction, To Tell the Truth emphasizes key elements common to all three major branches of the genre. It assists creative nonfiction writers in developing a writing practice modeled to their unique needs, it addresses the practical tasks of applying elements of craft in the actual process of generating, shaping, developing, and revising material, and it includes contemporary models that represent the rich range and diversity of the genre. A key feature of the text, one seldom found in books on the subject, is the inclusion of a writers on writing section in each chapter, providing personal essays that reveal writers' internal processes--that quirky quality we call creativity--bringing in writers' revelations about uniquely individual approaches to foiling the inner critic and breaking through writer's block.Later, as we shuttle back and forth between our narrative and reflection on that narrative, a narrative persona a€” a kind of hybrid self a€” is born; ... Peter Ives explores this complicated issue in his essay, aquot;The Whole Truthaquot; (included in this chapter), drawing on his own and a range of ... If you and a sibling remember family vacations of childhood, you will likely remember different aspects of those vacations.

Title:To Tell the Truth
Author:Connie D. Griffin
Publisher:Longman Publishing Group - 2008


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