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Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfictionby James B Stewart
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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.
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
4 Gathering Information
11 Humor and Pathos
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