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Writing for Story : Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction By a Two -time Pulitzer Prize Winner (86 Edition)

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The new "nonfiction"—the adaptation of storytelling techniques to journalistic articles in the manner of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and John McPhee—is an innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. And now Jon Franklin, himself a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success. Franklin shows how to make factual pieces come alive by applying the literary techniques of complication/resolution, flashback, foreshadowing, and pace. He illustrates his points with a close analysis and annotation of two of his most acclaimed stories, so that the reader can see, step-by-step, just how they were created. This lively, easy-to-follow guid combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists—and more experienced ones, too—will find immensely helpful:

  • Stalking the true short story
  • Drafting an effective outline
  • Structuring the rough copy
  • Polishing like a pro
  • and the tips, tools, and techniques that will put your stories on the cutting edge

Synopsis:

Jon Franklin, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success. This lively, easy-to-follow guide combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists will find to be immensely helpful.

About the Author

Jon Franklin is a well-known pioneer in creative nonfiction. His innovative work in the use of literary techniques in the non-fiction short story, novel, and explanatory essay won him the first Pulitzer Prizes ever awarded in the categories of feature writing (1979) and explanatory jounalism (1985). His books include Writing for Story, The Molecules of the Mind, Guinea Pig Doctors (with J. Sutherland), Not Quite a Miracle (with Alan Doelp), and Shocktrauma (with Alan Doelp). He is a professor at the University of Oregon.

Table of Contents

Preface

I. The New School for Writers

II. Mrs. Kelly's Monster

III. The Ballad of Old Man Peters

IV. Stalking the True Short Story

V. Structure

VI. The Outline

VII. Structuring the Rough

VIII. Contemplating the Structure

IX. Polishing

X. The Nature of Art and Artists

Appendix A: The Annotated Monster

Appendix B: The Annotated Ballad

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452272958
Author:
Franklin, Jon
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Franklin, Jonathan
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Journalism -- Authorship.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Feature writing
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Reference
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
September 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.31x.79 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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