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Creative nonfiction

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Just what is CREATIVE NONFICTION?
  3. 3. CREATIVE NONFICTION Uses the Factual techniques of literature ● Narrative ● Not made up ●Plot ● Accurate ● Characterization ● Interviews ● Imagery ● Research ●Dramatization ●Immersion
  4. 4. “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
  5. 5. Personal Essays Memoir Travel Writing Food Writing Biography Literary Journalism
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Lessons from the Front Lines Engl107 Feature Writing AB Engl / 2nd Semester SY 2008-2009
  8. 8. Feature Essay vs Story Other Me Folks Me-Meter
  9. 9. Journalism Feature Story Essay Fiction
  10. 10. Lesson 1 It's not about you!
  11. 11. Lesson 2 Find a story that moves you.
  12. 12. Lesson 3 Tell the class the story.
  13. 13. Lesson 4 Organize the story. Mind maps & narrative maps Prewriting exercises
  14. 14. Lesson 5 Interview and Research
  15. 15. Lesson 6 Highlight key dramatic scenes.
  16. 16. Lesson 7 Rinse and repeat: reorganize and rewrite.
  17. 17. “Pearls Before Breakfast” By Gene Weingarten “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” By Gay Talese “In Cold Blood” By Truman Capote “Wowowillie” By Yes! Magazine

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