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Book Which is not a bad thing certainly but still slightly disappointing I m sure there s better texts on this subject out there Lots of "Us Are Taking The "are taking the to one our craft To that end I recommend the often ilarious deeply insightful exceptionally useful Nonfictionist s Guide On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction by Robert Root While craft books may make you feel like you re plodding through murk this one will compel you to read and practice read and practice And your writing will be better practice read and practice And your writing will be better it Each chapter looks at a particular aspect of writing and reading nonfiction And at the end of each chapter Root offers some Notes for Nonfictionist which are ofttimes elpful than reading the entire chapter He defines "The Genre He Challenges It He Offers New Ways Of "genre An Egg Is Quiet he challenges ite offers new ways of it including experimental This could easily be adapted for classroom for either a nonfiction course or a multi genre introductory course Attended a workshop recently given by this author on Writing by Ear Caused me to purchase the book Some serious shaka buku moments in this in terms of realizations about the motivations and mechanics of craft in nonfiction writing. Nition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive Robert Root discusses the use of experimental forms the effects of present and past tense and experiential and reflective voices and the issue of truth He provides groundbreaking explorations of the segmented essay and the role of spaces as an essential literary device guiding both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction ,
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Nonfiction was recommended me time ago I m not much of a craft reader but I d Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) heard this book does a great job of delineating many of the formal strands of what we now call creative nonfiction the idea of genre in nonfiction is something with which I ve been struggling I just finished reading a chapter each week over three monthsFirst off it s actually not really a craft book but a series of essays in Root s words toward a rhetoric of creative nonfiction with Notes for Nonfictionists simple little writing exercises to put each essay s topic to use at the end of each essayAgain I tend toave a mild intolerance for craft y books on writing but I actually enjoyed this one and found as a bonus a wealth of suggestions from Root s extensive list "OF EXAMPLES OF THE FORM I D RECOMMEND IT "examples of the form I d recommend it to people like me Not a bad intro to nonfictionist writing The book wears on a bit as the author goes over what creative non fiction is over and over However as the book moves on the reader is introduced to aspects and elements to pay attention to when dealing with creative non fiction workY. Nonfiction the fourth genre along with poetry fiction and drama is a literary field affecting bestseller lists writing programs writers' workshops and conferences on the study of creative writing compositionrhetoric and literature It is often labeled andor limited as creative or literary nonfiction and subdivided into essay memoir literary journalism personal cultural criticism and narratives of nature and travel A vital and Es we get that the name of the genre is insufficient Don t worry that fact but instead suggest a new name Either that or continue teaching the rest of itMore fuller examples would Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey have also been niceOverall not a bad read but a little drier than I wouldave liked "root is an advocate of a paratactic style "is an advocate of a paratactic style vivid fragmented I found is analyses of other writers a little
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but thought is and exercises were very strong I can well imagine mining this book for activities in a nonfiction course So far a solid introduction to the genre I like Root s voice and style as well as What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained his take on writing nonfiction Half the book the author rambles on withis personal opinions on literature and defending nonfiction as a viable and important form of literature instead of doing any kind of focused and effective instruction of nonfiction Yes its okay to be biased and say that nonfiction is true than fiction but reminding me of it in every single chapter teaches me nothing about ow to write a piece of memoir better I read this for a memoir writing class and I onestly learned about 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales how to write memoir from the memoir books than i did this. Rowing form nonfictionas until now needed a sustained discussion about its poetics both the theory and the craft of this genre The Nonfictionist's Guide offers a lively exploration of the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it Each chapter on a vital aspect of contemporary nonfiction concludes with a separate section of relevant notes for nonfictionists Beginning with a new defi. .
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