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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction.

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When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant, she provided today's writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don't become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises. You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, discover stories in impossible places, tackle (and enjoy) background research, and more.

This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.

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