Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide
"...one of the best books available on narrative nonfiction writing."
"...a book I've found immensely useful is Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide From the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Collecting insights on narrative journalism from writers like Nora Ephron, David Halberstam, Tom Wolfe, Susan Orlean, Tracy Kidder, Phillip Lopate, and Malcolm Gladwell, the book is an inspiring and informational read for anyone looking to deepen their nonfiction writing craft."
“Telling True Stories probably will be classified as a "writing" book on the store shelves, but it is actually something more....Tips spill from every chapter of the book… Every page — and I mean every page — contains important wisdom for every journalist. Telling True Stories is the relatively rare guide that offers value to veteran journalists, to novices, to investigative journalists and to beat reporters.”
“…a virtuoso collection of essays by writers on writing non-fiction; these remarkable insights into the craft were collected at Harvard University and include selections from such notable veteran scribes as Tom Wolfe, Tracy Kidder, Susan Orlean, David Halberstam, Nora Ephron and Macolm Gladwell.”
Telling True Stories “provides pointed but wide-ranging advice on writing — a good illustration of the creativity behind nonfiction and the individuality of the writing process. There is enough variety for almost any nonfiction writer to find inspiration and guidance. [H]ighly recommended for academic libraries that support writing programs.”
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