[Read] The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction Author Robert L. Root Jr.


Of literature instead of doing any kind of focused and effective instruction of nonfiction Yes its okay to be biased and say that nonfiction is true than fiction but reminding me of it in every single chapter teaches me nothing about to write a piece of memoir better I read this for a memoir writing class and honestly learned about how to write memoir from the memoir books Than I Did This Book i did this book is not a bad thing certainly but still slightly disappointing I m sure there s better texts on this subject out there Not a bad intro to nonfictionist writing The book wears on a bit as the author goes over what creative non fiction is over and over However as the book moves on the reader is introduced to aspects and elements to pay attention to when dealing with creative non fiction workYes we get that the name of the genre is insufficient Don t worry that fact but instead suggest a new name Either that or continue teaching the rest of itMore fuller examples would have also been niceOverall not a bad read but a little drier than I would have liked Attended a workshop recently given by this author on Writing by Ear Caused me to purchase the book. Nition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive Robert Root discusses the use of experimental forms the effects of present and past motive Robert Root discusses the use of experimental forms the effects of present and past and experiential and reflective voices and the issue of truth He provides groundbreaking explorations of the segmented essay and the role of spaces as an essential literary device guiding both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction ,


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Summary The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction

Over three monthsFirst off it s actually not really a craft book but a series of essays in Root s words toward a rhetoric of creative nonfiction with Notes for Nonfictionists simple little writing exercises to put each essay s Topic To Use At The to use at the of each essayAgain I tend to have a mild intolerance for craft books on writing but I actually enjoyed this one and found as a bonus a wealth of suggestions from Root s extensive list of examples of the form I d recommend it even to people like me Each chapter looks at a particular aspect of writing and reading nonfiction And at the end of each chapter Root offers some Notes for Nonfictionist which are ofttimes helpful than reading the entire chapter He defines the genre he challenges it he offers new ways of considering it including experimental This could easily be adapted for classroom for either a nonfiction course or a multi genre introductory course So far a solid introduction to the genre I like Root s voice and style as well as his take on writing nonfiction Half the book the author rambles on with his personal opinions on literature and defending nonfiction as a viable and important form. Rowing form nonfiction has until now needed a sustained discussion about its poetics both the theory and the craft of this genre The Nonfictionist's Guide offers a lively exploration of the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it Each chapter on a vital aspect of contemporary nonfiction concludes with a separate section to writing it Each chapter on a vital aspect of contemporary nonfiction concludes with a separate section relevant notes for nonfictionists Beginning with a new defi. ,

Lots of us are taking the summer to hone our craft To that end I recommend the often hilarious deeply insightful exceptionally useful Nonfictionist s Guide On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction by Robert Root While craft books may make Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye you feel likeou re plodding through murk this one will compel Tales from a Pilots Logbook you to read and practice read and practice Andour writing will be better for it Root is an advocate of a paratactic style immediate vivid fragmented I found his analyses of other writers a little repetitive but thought his advice and exercises were very strong I can well imagine mining this book for activities in a nonfiction course Some serious shaka buku moments in this in terms of realizations about the motivations and mechanics of craft in nonfiction writing This theorycraft book by the editor of Fourth Genre Explorations in Nonfiction was recommended to me some time ago I m not much
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a craft reader I d heard this book does a great job of delineating many of the formal strands of what we now call creative nonfiction the idea of genre in nonfiction is something with which I ve been struggling I just finished reading a chapter each week. Nonfiction the fourth genre along with poetry fiction and drama is a literary field affecting bestseller lists writing programs writers' workshops and conferences on the study of creative writing compositionrhetoric is a literary field affecting bestseller lists writing programs writers' workshops and conferences on the study of creative writing compositionrhetoric literature It is often labeled andor limited as creative or literary nonfiction and subdivided into essay memoir literary journalism personal cultural criticism and narratives of nature and travel A vital and The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction