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Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction

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Publisher Comments:

An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves.

In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers.

Follow the Story examines in detail:

  • How an idea is conceived
  • How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers
  • How to report the nonfiction story
  • Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story
  • How to structure the narrative story
  • How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description
  • How to introduce and develop characters
  • How to use literary devices
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the bestselling "Den of Thieves" and "Blood Sport" comes a hands-on guide to the art of reporting and the craft of writing compelling non-fiction, featuring the techniques Stewart uses in his own work.

About the Author

James B. Stewart is the author of Heart of a Soldier, the bestselling Blind Eye and Blood Sport, and the blockbuster Den of Thieves. A former Page-One editor at The Wall Street Journal, Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. He is a regular contributor to SmartMoney and The New Yorker. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

1 Curiosity

2 Ideas

3 Proposals

4 Gathering Information

5 Leads

6 Transitions

7 Structure

8 Description

9 Dialogue

10 Anecdotes

11 Humor and Pathos

12 Endings

13 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Appendixes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684850672
Author:
Stewart, James Brewer
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Stewart, James Brewer
Author:
Stewart, James B.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
nonfiction writing, journalism writing, disneywar, narrative nonfcition devices, columbia journalism school, blind eye, heart of a soldier, blood sport, den of thieves, pulitzer prize
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.32 oz

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