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PowerPoint Lesson 3 - Creative Nonfiction

  1. 1. Samples of Creative Nonfiction - Part 1 More than just essaysSunday, June 26, 2011
  2. 2. You now know nonfiction consists of more than just essay writing. So what exactly will you be reading?Sunday, June 26, 2011
  3. 3. Everything you read will be narrative, meaning, you’ll be told a story in chronological order (order in which the events happened).Sunday, June 26, 2011
  4. 4. Some stories will be autobiographical (the writer writing about his or her own personal experience).Sunday, June 26, 2011
  5. 5. While others will be biographical (writers writing about someone else’s experiences).Sunday, June 26, 2011
  6. 6. You’ll explore nearly all types of nonfiction in this course. Just to name a fewSunday, June 26, 2011
  7. 7. You’ll explore nearly all types of nonfiction in this course. Sports Writing Just to name a fewSunday, June 26, 2011
  8. 8. You’ll explore nearly all types of nonfiction in this course. Sports Writing Personal Narratives Just to name a fewSunday, June 26, 2011
  9. 9. You’ll explore nearly all types of nonfiction in this course. Sports Writing Personal Narratives Journalistic Narratives Just to name a fewSunday, June 26, 2011
  10. 10. You’ll explore nearly all types of nonfiction in this course. Sports Writing Personal Narratives Journalistic Narratives Travel Writing Just to name a fewSunday, June 26, 2011
  11. 11. Sports WritingSunday, June 26, 2011
  12. 12. Sports Writing Consists of columns (personality-driven feature articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, or Websites).Sunday, June 26, 2011
  13. 13. Sports Writing Consists of columns (personality-driven feature articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, or Websites). Sports columnists are usually the most well-known of journalists.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  14. 14. Sports Writing Consists of columns (personality-driven feature articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, or Websites). Sports columnists are usually the most well-known of journalists. You will read several columns by Bill Simmons (ESPN) and Jim Murray (Los Angeles Times), as well as other exquisite sports writing.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  15. 15. Sports Writing Consists of columns (personality-driven feature articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, or Websites). Sports columnists are usually the most well-known of journalists. You will read several columns by Bill Simmons (ESPN) and Jim Murray (Los Angeles Times), as well as other exquisite sports writing. If you enjoy this type of writing, visit www.grantland.com, a new Website for creative sports writers.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  16. 16. Sports Writing Consists of columns (personality-driven feature articles that appear in newspapers, magazines, or Websites). Sports columnists are usually the most well-known of journalists. You will read several columns by Bill Simmons (ESPN) and Jim Murray (Los Angeles Times), as well as other exquisite sports writing. If you enjoy this type of writing, visit www.grantland.com, a new Website for creative sports writers. (Note: When in high school, the only thing I read was sports in the Los Angeles Times.)Sunday, June 26, 2011
  17. 17. Personal NarrativesSunday, June 26, 2011
  18. 18. Personal Narratives All essays you write reveal what you think. A personal narrative makes it explicit that you are telling your own story about an event in which you learned something about yourself.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  19. 19. Personal Narratives All essays you write reveal what you think. A personal narrative makes it explicit that you are telling your own story about an event in which you learned something about yourself. You will read stories by David Sedaris, E.B. White (you’ve already read one of his), Bill Bryson, and David Foster Wallace, just to name a few.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  20. 20. Journalistic WritingSunday, June 26, 2011
  21. 21. Journalistic Writing Journalism consists of many types of writing: news stories, opinions, sports stories and sports opinions, and narrative feature stories.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  22. 22. Journalistic Writing Journalism consists of many types of writing: news stories, opinions, sports stories and sports opinions, and narrative feature stories. You will read several narrative feature stories (these include profiles - stories about someone, and event narratives - stories about something happening)Sunday, June 26, 2011
  23. 23. That’s not all You will have a unit on opinion writing. You will also use your listening skills for a few lessons.Sunday, June 26, 2011
  24. 24. The most important thing, is to think of this class as a brief introduction to the immense world of nonfiction. Hopefully you enjoy this course’s readings.Sunday, June 26, 2011

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