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  • Creative Nonfiction The wide open spaces in contemporary literature By Dominique Gerald M. Cimafranca villageidiotsavant.com This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Philippines License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ph/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  • Just what is CREATIVE NONFICTION?
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION Uses the Factual techniques of literature ● Narrative ● Not made up ●Plot ● Accurate ● Characterization ● Interviews ● Imagery ● Research ●Dramatization ●Immersion
  • “Ultimately, the primary goal of the creative nonfiction writer is to communicate information, just like a reporter, but to shape it in a way that reads like fiction.” --Lee Gutkind, The Best Creative Nonfiction
  • Personal Essays Memoir Travel Writing Food Writing Biography Literary Journalism
  • Journalism Creative vs Nonfiction Technical Writing Tells a true story in an Conveys information engaging manner; retains efficiently and author's personality and objectively biases
  • Lessons from the Front Lines Engl107 Feature Writing AB Engl / 2nd Semester SY 2008-2009
  • Feature Essay vs Story Other Me Folks Me-Meter
  • Journalism Feature Story Essay Fiction
  • Lesson 1 It's not about you!
  • Lesson 2 Find a story that moves you.
  • Lesson 3 Tell the class the story.
  • Lesson 4 Organize the story. Mind maps & narrative maps Prewriting exercises
  • Lesson 5 Interview and Research
  • Lesson 6 Highlight key dramatic scenes.
  • Lesson 7 Rinse and repeat: reorganize and rewrite.
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