Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative...

Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Jack Hart
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<P>From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the <I>New Yorker</I> essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s <I>Stiff </I>or Erik Larson’s <I>Devil in the White City</I>, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Now in <I>Storycraft</I>, Jack Hart, a former managing editor of the <I>Oregonian </I>who guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.<br><BR>Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, from understanding story theory and structure, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, and character, to drafting, revising, and editing work for publication. Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. From there, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, styles, genres, and media to which his advice applies. With examples that draw from magazine essays, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, and radio programs, <I>Storycraft </I>will be an indispensable resource for years to come.</p>
University Of Chicago Press
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Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
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english, 2011
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