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Tell It Slant : Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (04 Edition)

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Demonstrating the range of creative nonfiction from memoir to travel writing to the lyric essay, Tell It Slant combines practical guidance with an illustrative anthology of 34 essays from Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, E.B. White, Virginia Woolf, and others. The result is a stimulating collection of writing and activities that makes it easy and enjoyable for students to begin to write and to try new modes of writing.

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwideMcGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Introduction: Where to Begin?

Part I: The Foundations of Creative Nonfiction

Chapter One: The Basics of Good Writing in Any Form

Scene Versus Exposition

Specificity and Detail

Developing Character

Dialogue

Point of View

Image and Metaphor

The Rhythm of Your Sentences

Try It

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Two: The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction

The "I" and The Eye: Framing Experience

The Autobiographical Act

The Pact with the Reader: Creating Trust

The Permutations of "Truth"

Cueing the Reader

Some Pitfalls to Avoid: "Revenge Prose" and "The Therapist’s Couch."

Try It

Suggestions for Further Reading

Part II: Unearthing Your Material

Chapter Three: The Body of Memory

The Earliest Memory

Metaphorical Memory

"Muscle Memory"

The Five Senses of Memory

Try It

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Four: Writing the Family

Situating Yourself in Relationship to Family

The Use of Form

The Writer as Biographer

The Obstacle Course

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072512786
Subtitle:
Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction
Author:
Miller, Brenda
Author:
Miller Brenda
Author:
Paola, Suzanne
Author:
Miller, Brenda
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Location:
Boston
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Investigative reporting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.06x6.20x.69 in. 1.22 lbs.

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