The Art of Creative Nonfiction

Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality

Lee Gutkind

The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate and informative as reportage, yet as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. In this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including:

  • Guidelines for choosing provocative and salable topics
  • Smart research techniques, including advice on conducting penetrating interviews and using a variety of research tools
  • Tips for focusing and structuring a piece for maximum effectiveness
  • Advice on working successfully with editors and literary agents

Reviews

"Concise, pointed advice"

Suite101

March 26, 2009

Gutkind offers concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including guidelines for choosing provocative... read more