One Writer’s Journey

May 8, 2012

Good Nonfiction Owes a lot to Fiction

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:47 am
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I’m one of the many writers who pens (or keyboards) both fiction and nonfiction and one of the many blessings I’ve seen arrive in the nonfiction world is creative nonfiction.

Unlike strictly informational nonfiction (the stuff we grew up on), creative nonfiction authors are free to set scenes.  Their work tells a story — the character wants something and their dialog reveals who they are, their values and their goals.

Don’t be alarmed.  Creative nonfiction is still fact based — you can’t make up dialogue, manipulate the goals of individual people are change the setting.  You are strictly describing what took place.

To find out how this works, check out “Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers: Today’s Creative Nonfiction” on the ICL web site.

–SueBE

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